Raahim Amjad, a Year 12 student at Jumeirah College in Dubai, UAE, is a visionary young leader with an unwavering commitment to social responsibility. His role as the Brand Ambassador of MIT Raise stands testament to his dedication to digital literacy. He co-founded the Young Coders Project, through which he tirelessly strives to equip underprivileged children with the skills necessary to thrive in the digital era.
Ahmad Ali Sandila, studying in Year 11 at the same institution, is a vibrant and ambitious individual driven by a deep-seated desire to make a difference. Alongside his partner, Raahim, he co-founded the Young Coders Project. His innovative mindset and pragmatic approach have been instrumental in shaping the project into a platform that fosters learning, inspires growth, and nurtures potential future leaders in the field of technology.
In December 2022, an extraordinary initiative named the "Young Coders Project" was founded by Raahim Amjad and Ahmad Ali Sandila. Both students of Year 12 and Year 11 respectively at Jumeirah College, Dubai, UAE, these young visionaries established this project in collaboration with the KCS Foundation, India, an official partner of the MIT Raise's Day Of AI Program.
The Young Coders Project emerged as a beacon of hope in the underprivileged parts of the Samastipur district in Bihar, India. Raahim and Ahmad's unwavering commitment to bridging the digital divide led them to establish a computer laboratory equipped with 22 advanced computers.
This space isn't just a room filled with technology; it is a platform to empower, learn, and grow.
The laboratory currently has 500 local students enrolled, all hailing from government schools in the vicinity. These students, often limited by their circumstances, now have a chance to explore the world of digital literacy, opening the doors to endless opportunities.
To supplement the learning process and ensure quality education, the KCS Foundation appointed Mr. Raahim as the brand ambassador of MIT Raise. With this prestigious title, he has taken upon himself to drive the mission of digital literacy forward and provide these students with the best possible learning environment.
The curriculum for the Young Coders Project, influenced by MIT Raise's Day of AI program, is delivered by a dedicated team of teachers and volunteers. Classes are held twice weekly on weekdays, running for 10 hours across different batches. The learning continues into the weekend, with extended sessions on both Saturday and Sunday for 16 hours.
The Young Coders Project isn't just about learning to code; it's about creating future leaders and innovators. It encapsulates the idea that every child, regardless of their background or circumstances, should have the opportunity to learn and excel in the digital world. Through this project, Raahim and Ahmad are not just educating; they're transforming lives, one line of code at a time.