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.
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.
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.
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!