Aramco Korea supports coding for elementary students

Ms. Rania Moualla interacts with Aramco Coding School students. Also participating were John Elsenhans and Joumana Allababidi, student volunteer

Aramco Korea organized a visit for Korean elementary school students to participate in a coding engagement, which coincided with the groundbreaking of the USD $7 billion Shaheen project of S-OIL on March 9.

About 30 students who are being sponsored by Aramco Korea and taught at the Aramco Coding School, took part in the activity, where they met with the visiting spouses of Aramco directors.

Activities included the making and sharing of 'gimbap', a Korean seaweed roll made with rice, vegetable, and seaweed. 

The event was held at the Community Chest of Korea in Seoul. Through the partnership with Seoul Metropolitan Government, MIDAM Scholarship Foundation, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), and Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology (UNIST), Aramco has been supporting the Aramco Coding School in Seoul, Ulsan and Daejeon regions with the aim of tackling the digital divide among students since 2020. 

As part of the program, Aramco Korea held the Aramco Coding Hackathon, a coding competition attended by about 500 students in February, and also plans to invite another 500 students to the Aramco Coding World Cup to boost students' interest and confidence in coding.

Attendee Ms. Rania Moualla, said: “Coding is an important part of a student's learning journey today and I am glad we had the opportunity to meet and speak to the pupils and learn about their aspirations for the future.”

Aramco has been expanding its presence in Korea over many decades and has established the Aramco-KAIST CO2 Management Center in Daejeon. 

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