Palestine Codes (Coding for Children's Rights)

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About the Project:
The project was established as an after-school program for secondary school students and helped them develop the skills, foster the creativity, and receive professional guidance towards learning the language of the future, coding, becoming the innovators of tomorrow driving national and even global change.

Target Audience:
Secondary public school students (West Bank and Gaza)

The project revolved around an intensive introductory workshop to train selected trainers on selected programming curriculums provided by Code Jika. Students then took part in afterschool training to learn the latest coding languages among them Python, JavaScript, HTML, C++, among others. After students developed a proficiency in said programming language they were put into teams to develop coding projects that addressed one or more of the UN’s Children’s rights. Top teams then competed in a nationwide competition featuring judges from local stakeholders, representatives from the ministry of education dn higher education, partners at Code Jika, and our project donors the GIZ.


•    Reached over 370 students across Palestine
•    Implemented in over 26 public schools.
•    Nine professional trainers recruited.
•    Over 34000 hours of code delivered. 

  • Quality Education
  • Decent Work And Economic Growth
  • Reduced Inequalities
Project Timeline
  • 2019-02-01 - 2019-03-01
    Application open for trainers
  • 2019-02-01 - 2019-03-01
    Finalize coding curriculum with project partners
  • 2019-03-01 - 2019-04-01
    ToT training
  • 2019-03-01 - 2019-04-01
    Trainer orientation session
  • 2019-04-01 - 2019-05-01
    Selection of schools
  • 2019-05-01 - 2019-07-01
    Start training
  • 2019-06-01 - 2019-07-01
    Introduce students to the UN's Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • 2019-07-01 - 2017-07-07
    Team formation
  • 2019-07-07 - 2019-08-01
    Digital project ideation
  • 2019-08-01 - 2019-09-01
  • 2019-09-01 - 2019-09-14
    Local competitions
  • 2019-09-21 - 2019-09-21
    Final competition
  • 2019-09-21 - 2019-09-21
    Award ceremony
Project Facts
Project Components
  • ToT
    Capacity building for trainers delivering core modules of the program.
  • Coding
    Students are introduced to the world of Code.
  • Projects
    Students team up to develop coding projects.
  • Competition
    The top teams pitch their project to a panel of expert judges.
Partners and Donors