Girls in ICT

The Girls in ICT conference was held on Friday, the 26th of April, on the campus of RIT Kosovo and gathered around 300 girls interested in the field of ICT, influential actors of the field, inspiring speakers, and seventeen companies of the field offering hiring opportunities to the girls.

The speakers told their inspiring stories about their studies and their interesting jobs. In this conference, the girls had the opportunity to network with the speakers, guests, and their peers. Workshops opened afterward and participants followed their chosen workshops. After the participants successfully completed their workshop, they were granted certificates in the respective workshops.

At the end of the day, a job-fair was held where fourteen local companies and businesses met with the young girls and discussed hiring or internship opportunities, and the open positions at their companies.

During the conference, the girls got a chance to listen to talks to change-makers and get inspired first hand to bring technological innovation to Kosovo, participate in the workshops and learn practical new skills, network with other skilled people in their field and open the doors for future collaborations, and meet the representatives of the companies working in Kosovo, giving them a chance to apply for open positions and put their skills to life.

Extracurricular School Activity with Debate Club

Debate Club gathers students from grades 6 to 9 to learn more about the rules and styles of debating.

Through Debate Club, we aim to enhance the students’ critical thinking skills. This is achieved by choosing different topics which are of interest to their age; therefore, encouraging them to challenge each other with questions and opinions.

For this phase of the project, the Debate Club Coordinator is our Alumni, Erblin Hoxha, who has been working with different debate teams for 10 years. Mr. Hoxha has experience in teaching the methods of debating to high school students; thus, he volunteered his time to modify these lectures for middle school students. The lectures include lessons on critical thinking skills, debating skills, researching, different forms of debating etc.

Extracurricular School Activity with Technology Club

Part of the Extracurricular School Activities is the Technology Club, which is developed in cooperation with our alumni coordinators and school coordinators. This club provides students with hands-on learning, which puts into practice what they study in class.

For this club, we select our best and most experienced alumni to lecture the students on the field of Technology. With their help, we have formed a lecture, “Software and Hardware Essentials,” which extends their knowledge on the basis of IT. Moreover, our alumni share their experience gained in the U.S., and show students the wide array of professions that Technology provides.

Last week, this lecture was taught to the middle school students in Shterpce, Kaqanik and Ferizaj!

MDAO Phase II – Art Club

Our activity for Art Club in all three municipalities, Shterpce, Kacanik and Ferizaj included around 70 students from 6th grade to 9th grade.

For this activity each school had different set of projects in mind, and KUSA coordinators complied with their requests.

One school in particular, “Nazmi Osmani” in Ferizaj, Elezaj have included five students from the special class in the Art Club. Through this activity, the club marked the World Down Syndrome Day.

The final projects are now part of the schools’ gallery.

This activity came to be as part of “Alumni Engagement through Extracurricular School Activities.”