In July, TME Education Ambassador in Egypt, Hager Okasha, visited MISR Public Library, one of the most recognizable and pioneering projects on the Egyptian cultural scene. Its purpose is to promote reading habit among the people of different age groups, backgrounds and professions, using its vast educational resources. It also maintains its collection up to date to meet its members' needs and expectations. What’s more, the institution takes care of providing sustainable tools for self-education and promoting computer and Internet usage among people of different social layers.
Hager visited the institution to give a four-day intensive workshop, which gathered 23 kids (between 9 and 12 years old), 25 students (14 to 18 years old) and some parents encouraged by their children to learn alongside with them. The objective of the training was to introduce the student to electronics and Arduino programming to equip with them with knowledge and skills which would them choose their career path when they grow up. The first day kicked off with basics, such as fundamentals of electronics, circuit design and how to measure current and voltage and breadboard, and how to connect a component to it.
The students were not familiar with electronic components, machine language and programming, but towards the end of the training, they were able to assemble a project (RC Bluetooth car with Arduino) to join their school competition.