Vietnam’s first free platform for children to learn programming launched

Tuesday, 2021-08-31 11:50:16
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Codekitten is the first free platform for teaching programming to children in Vietnam.
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NDO - Not only being introduced by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee as an effective learning tool at home, Codekitten is also the first free platform for teaching programming to children in Vietnam in accordance with the general education curriculum and the digital competency framework of the Ministry of Education.

Completed by Teky Young Technological Innovation Institute, Codekitten is built based on the Scratch programming language with pure Vietnamese content and STEM teaching methods - a new direction of education in the digital transformation strategy 4.0. of Vietnam.

According to Training Director of Teky Institute Le Quang Tuan, there are many drag-and-drop programming platforms in the world, but Codekitten is the first and only tool with pure Vietnamese content, using STEM teaching methods in line with the general education curriculum in Vietnam and the digital competency framework promulgated by the Ministry of Education and Training.

In addition, Codekitten is also a pioneer in exploiting cultural and historical materials imbued with national identity. The characters and context in this platform also carry many traditional values that skillfully combine with modern elements such as folk games, scenic spots, historical characters, and national cuisine.

Codekitten's curriculum has been built and developed by more than 500 lecturers who specialise in K12 Technology. This quality programming education resource in particular has been released completely free of charge at http://codekitten.vn/.

Although it has just been officially launched, Codekitten has been introduced by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee on its official fanpage as a typical and useful at-home learning tool for all children in the context of the Covid-19 epidemic.

At the end of July, the Provincial Youth Union, Department of Education and Training of Binh Thuan Province launched a provincial technology competition based on the Codekitten platform. The contest attracted more than 1,000 children's technology projects, typically re-enacting Vietnamese history and culture; asking and answering information about Covid-19; testing knowledge; and participating in interactive games.

Dao Lan Huong, Founder of Teky Institute, expressed her desire for Codekitten to create equal opportunity to access STEM technology and methods for all 10 million primary and secondary school students across the country.

“Along with English, programming is gradually becoming a common language, a basic skill. A young generation equipped with scientific and technological knowledge and creative capacity training will hold the key to developing the country and solving labour problems in the future," said Dao Lan Huong.