The BDD Academy has geared its efforts towards the youth, with a full-fledged STEAM camp this summer. Throughout the months of July and August, numerous camps for children between the ages of 7 and 18, will provide hands-on experience for the aspirational coders, engineers and entrepreneurs.
The exceptional camps have been designed to strengthen problem solving, analytical thinking, creativity and technical skills, to prepare the youth for the careers of tomorrow. Studies show that both soft skills and technical expertise are essential for the youth to be more competitive in the future workforce. One study by Oxford University cites that 47% of current jobs will disappear in the coming 25 years, replaced by automation and technology. In addition, according to the World Economic Forum, “65% of children who are now entering primary school, will hold jobs that currently do not exist.”
Evidently, with the rise of technological transformations and AI, the youth need to be more prepared. Education systems are already adapting to this shift, by integrating programs within school curricula. By enrolling kids and teens in such programs from a young age, they are better positioned to excel in their careers in the future.
The Summer Camp is part of BDD Academy’s commitment to develop the skillset of the youth and support the new generation of educational programs.
Below are the different summer camps that will take place in Beirut Digital District during July and August:
Teens Who Code (Ages 12 to 18)
Teens Who Code provides a cutting-edge tech summer camp for teens, including courses in building robots, flying drones, physical activities such as parkour and self-defense, and tech company visits.
The Little Engineer (Ages 7 to 13+)
A combination of exceptional activities to do with robotics, renewable energy, civil engineering, coding, electric circuit, solar energy, zip flyer, solar oven, 3D printing and aviation.
Coder-Maker (Ages 10 to 18)
The Coder-Maker Summer Camp covers the design thinking process to aid kids and teens design, code, and create innovative projects.
Kids Genius (Ages 7 to 11)
Kids Genius camp introduces youth to the "Making field" and teaches them how to fabricate their own toys and products while developing skills in design, manufacturing, electronics and 3D printing.
The Makers Hub (Ages 12 to 18)
The Makers Hub camp introduces youth to the "Making field" while developing skills in design, manufacturing, electronics and programming microcontrollers, 3D design and 3D printing.
Riyada (Ages 15 to 18)
The program offers engineering and entrepreneurship courses, and covers the social good in one coherent project-based, team-based, and hands-on program. Students work on a solution that uses the Internet of Things (IoT) to solve a problem related to the society that we live in.
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