Zyxware Technologies is signing a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with VHSS Irimpanam, Thrippunithura, Ernakulam, on Friday, 12 June 2015, at 2.00 p.m., to launch the computational thinking skill enhancement initiative. The company would be donating Raspberry Pi kits, purchased through the contributions of its employees, to the Irimpanam School as part of the programme.
The function would be held in the presence of PTA members, Teachers and club members. Mr.Vimal, Technical Architect, Zyxware Technologies, would give a 45-minute presentation on the proposed programme to the audience.
This initiative would be taken over by the Zyxware Foundation, the philanthropic wing of the organization, which is planned to be launched by the end of August 2015. It is a stepping stone towards achieving Zyxware's organizational vision of steering social change and contributing to the formation of a compassionate and just society.
The primary objective of the initiative is to improve the computational thinking abilities of children from classes 6-10 through a set of fun-filled activities and structured training programs designed and implemented by Zyxware with the assistance of VHSS and its staff. It offers an exciting platform to improve the problem-solving skills and collaborative habits in children, and also instill in them a passion for technology.
As part of the engagement, several workshops (2 workshops, 2 days a week) would be held for the students and teachers of the school throughout the academic year. The workshops will be facilitated by the resource persons from Zyxware for strengthening course design, material and pedagogy. A single training session of 3-hour duration would be conducted every month on a Saturday. There will be a total of 10 sessions led by resource persons from Zyxware with the assistance of staff from VHSS. The training sessions will continue till March 2016. The batch size is restricted to 20. The competencies acquired by children as part of the programme would be constantly evaluated, and exhibitions will be organized at the school where students can demonstrate their problem-solving skills through computational thinking.