- 28 Jul, 2017
- Capacity Building
KPITB in collaboration with the Elementary & Secondary Education Department successfully launched the first of its kind project – The Early Age Programming, across 60 different government schools in 14 districts of KP. The project focuses on inculcating innovation & analytical thinking in students at a very young age. Harvard’s code.org and MIT's scratch curriculum has been adopted for this project. Nearly 2,700 children have benefited from this project so far. The KP IT Board and E&SE department are in the process of extending the program to 300 schools across KP in the recently launched 2nd phase of the EAP initiative.
- 27 Jul, 2017
- Infrastructure, Capacity Building
KPITB has launched its Durshal (a pushto word for doorstep/gateway) centers all across Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. Durshal centers are envisioned to link communities with the growing opportunities in technological developments. In addition, Durshal centers aim to advance entrepreneurship with a view to promote inclusion, particularly of women and other disadvantaged groups. So far KP IT Board has established Durshals in Mardan, Swabi, Swat and Peshawar while the process has been initiated for remaining 3 locations.Durshal Government Innovation Lab is a platform for launching the KP Civic Innovation Fellowship Program and aims to bring about the much needed technological revolution in the province. Durhsal provides a vital link between the local governments, tech industry, IT entrepreneurs and investors to anchor KP’s digital transformation.