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Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK), the leading retail and commercial bank in Bahrain, and INJAZ Bahrain, a member of Junior Achievement (JA) Worldwide, the world’s largest non-profit business education organization, have joined forces to launch a new coding program aimed at fostering the next generation of digital innovators.

The CODETECH Program promises to revolutionize coding education within Bahrain, equipping students from 15 high schools and 7 universities with essential skills to thrive in the global tech industry. By undertaking the CODETECH program, INJAZ Bahrain and BBK are elevating educational standards to new heights of excellence and technological sophistication.

At the heart of the program is Au, a programming language engineered to simplify the coding learning curve for novices. This browser-based platform sidesteps the complexities of traditional software installations, ensuring universal accessibility. Moreover, Au’s flexibility in generating code compatible with over 15 legacy languages means students will gain not just coding proficiency but a deep-rooted understanding of software development fundamentals.

Speaking about the program, Her Highness Sheikha Hessa bint Khalifa Al Khalifa, INJAZ Bahrain Chairperson said, “By launching the CODETECH program, we are not just teaching coding; we are unlocking a world of possibilities for our youth. This initiative marks the beginning of a transformative journey, leading Bahrain’s youth towards a future where technology and innovation pave the way for national development.”

Dr. AbdulRahman Saif, Group Chief Executive of BBK, commented: “We are proud to partner with INJAZ Bahrain to introduce the CODETECH program. This initiative reflects our recognition of technology’s pivotal role in shaping the future and our obligation to prepare the next generation with the essential skills for success in the digital era.” Dr. Saif added: “The collaboration between INJAZ Bahrain and BBK embodies a mutual commitment to empowering Bahraini youth. Through the CODETECH program, both organizations aspire to build a robust workforce adept in coding and software development, poised to drive technological innovation across industries.”