Technovation has been organized in Cambodia by USAID’s Development Innovations since 2014. The program has helped more than 200 Cambodians learn how to identify a problem in their community and learn coding and practical business development skills to develop a mobile app to address the problem. Technovation offers an open source, hands-on curriculum to develop an app prototype, business plan and video pitch in 12 weeks. The app is created on MIT’s App Inventor platform which does not require participants to have a coding background. Girls work in teams of 3 to 5 people, supported by coaches (primarily school teachers), and guided by mentors (primarily female professionals in Cambodia) to create an app to address a challenge in their local community. In 2017, the problems were aligned with one of the select UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Education, Health, Poverty, Equality, Peace, and Environment. The curriculum offers a holistic learning experience focusing on both soft and hard skills, including coding skills, entrepreneurship training, public speaking, and problem solving and teamwork.
Barcamp is the biggest tech camp in Cambodia. E-Lab also join this, E-Lab has showcase ourself to everyone in public, we did fun experiment and to ecourage youth to enjoy science. There were a lot of students who are interest in E-Lab. We are looking forward to see all of you again next year with our up-coming mobile application.
Did you join STEM at the olympic stadium? It was an amazing day. E-Lab was there ,too. E-Lab gave aways stickers and more information about us. We encourage all of you to follow us on our social media for the update information of our app. Stay tune keep camp and enjoy sciecne.
Meet our team at DigitalCambodia, that was hosted Friday, 15th March 2019. We are excited to encourage more high school students from grade 7-12 to enjoy learning science subject through involving in the science experiment themselves. We believe that self-learning is the key, without trying new things you will never know what you like. Join us now, E-Lab will be available on Google play store very soon, so stay tune.