Startup of the Week: Technology hub empowering Saudi youth

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Updated 18 March 2020

Startup of the Week: Technology hub empowering Saudi youth

  • The startup’s sessions take place in various locations, schools and centers in Jeddah in order to have access to kids from different demographics

Coding has become a useful skill to possess in today’s digitized world, as experts believe that it increases the chances of being employed.
As such, a Saudi startup aims to help children aged 8-15 build their skills in coding, design and game development.
The Core Tech Hub was founded a year ago by two sisters: Sarah Wafa, who has a degree in computer science and experience in digital strategy, and Alaa Wafa, who has a master’s in business, entrepreneurship and technology, and has a background in early childhood education.
“The Core was born out of a desire to provide a truly comprehensive technology education for kids and youth in a fun, stress-free environment,” Alaa told Arab News.
“There’s a gap between this new generation’s interest and ability in technology, and what schools and centers offer,” she said.
“Nowadays coding is an important skill, and soon will be an essential skill as the number of businesses that rely on computer coding is increasing,” she added.
“Kids who have such a skill will have a competitive advantage when applying to colleges and jobs.”
The startup’s sessions take place in various locations, schools and centers in Jeddah in order to have access to kids from different demographics.
The Core Tech Hub guarantees a hands-on learning experience where students are engaged in fun activities that facilitate the learning process.
By the end of each program, students present their projects and are encouraged to continue learning, practicing and innovating.


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