The early years of school are a great time to introduce coding concepts to students as a way of thinking about everyday world. Now millions of students from around the country gain the opportunity to become proficient in the coding and build the fundamental skills they need to survive in the upcoming technology based economy. To make learning to code easier for students in India, ed-tech company, Eupheus Learning, has entered in an exclusive strategic partnership with RoboGarden Inc., an international award-winning product development and consulting firm from Canada. The partnership was announced at DST-CII Technology Summit which facilitates a comprehensive convergence of key elements and key actors of India’s and Canada’s knowledge economy.
RoboGarden is a learn-by-doing platform created using game-style environment that builds the concept of computer programming and coding. RoboGarden Inc. platform serves two main objectives that are critical for the future of children and youth. First is learn to earnTM and second is code to controlTM. It teaches the computer languages that professionals use to author software, smart phone apps and robotic control systems in an interactive, fun way. RoboGarden™ is designed to inspire kids to innovate. With RoboGarden, children will become familiar with programming terms and styles through well designed algorithmic playing packages designed to improve their creativity and skills – the sky’s the limit!
“We believe that RoboGarden will create bright new opportunities for individuals and entire communities. Coding literacy is an essential driver of success in the digital economy. We have found our right partner in Eupheus Learning, which has the right know-how of education sector and a sizeable reach to thousands of schools and millions of students in India. Just to add, a same passion as us to bring coding literacy to the young generation,” said Dr. Mohamed Elhabiby, President of RoboGarden Inc.
“By engaging in interactive, hands-on explorations of coding concepts through RoboGargen in the context of everyday situations, students will begin to think like coders. They’ll learn about commands, sequences, loops, events, and algorithms. When their foundation is built on coding fundamentals, they will be better problem solvers as they grow old. RoboGarden is a remarkable combination of science, coding, learning, creativity and technology helping the young learners to shape their careers in the best way they can and be future ready,” said Sarvesh Srivastava, Managing Director & Co-founder, Eupheus Learning.
“RoboGarden from Alberta, Canada is known for its technology and innovation and has received remarkable response from the schools & students globally and now it is part of the Hour of Code activities. Technology is going to be the force behind lot of great companies that will exist in the future. We have to prepare the students today to build these technologies tomorrowand it can only happen when they are creative, innovative and are logical thinkers. With young population in India & increasing literacy rates, the country holds a vast opportunity for new & innovative products. We are proud that RoboGarden found Eupheus Learning as a partner to bridge this gap and successfully bring its products for Indian sub-continent,” said Rahul Sharma, MD and Counselor (Commercial) Alberta, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, High Commission of Canada.
The summit witnessed presence of a high-level delegation of industry, academic institutes, R&D institutes, government, thought leaders, policy makers and start-ups from Canada and India led by Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Government of Canada; Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, Government of Canada and François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade, Government of Canada.
Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, Government of Canada, said, “Our government believes in giving kids the right tools to help them succeed. That is why we are focused on teaching more kids to code – the rules and instructions that make all our technology work. Through our Innovation and Skills Plan, we are investing $50million over two years to provide coding education to Canadian youth from kindergarten to grade 12. I am excited to participate in RoboGarden’s launch in India and see the developments that arise from this great initiative.”