EF Japan x GirlsComputingLeague Coding Workshop

EF Japan x GirlsComputingLeague Coding Workshop

Hey! This is Yuko Nagakura, the Chapter Leader for GirlsComputingLeague (GCL). GCL is a non-profit organization founded by Harvard University student, Kavya Kopparapu with the goal of changing the lives of young students through coding. GCL’s sponsors include Apple, Google, Amazon, and more.

I am excited to announce that as a collaboration with EF Japan, GirlsComputingLeague will be holding an Online English Coding Workshop at EF Japan Tokyo on April 25 at 13:00! No coding experience or English skills will be required. It is a free event so please participant if there is any interest.

What are the skills we need for the future?

The world is changing at a rapid pace, forcing us to consider what the necessary skills are for students in this generation. The answer is coding and English. In the United States, coding is frequently a part of the school curriculum, even starting from elementary school. Though I spoke no English whatsoever when I moved to Honolulu ten years ago, I am now able to communicate with my friends around the world and learn about different cultures and gather more information because I speak English.

I felt that I wanted to combine these two skills, which led me to this free Coding Workshop. With support from EF Japan and GCL, I am very excited for and confident in this event.

“I don’t know how to speak English”

“I have no experience in coding”

That’s not an issue at all! Let’s work together throughout the workshop from the basics.

More information can be found below. I look forward to seeing you there!

Register here!

I am a 16 year old girl in Kyoto, Japan and the founder of SHEQUALITY. After living in the United States for eight years, when I moved back, I saw tremendous issues relating to the treatment of women. When I turned on the news, I rarely saw women in high positions within the government. Many of my female friends at school expressed they didn’t see themselves working in the future, a large distinction to what I was used to in the United States. Most families I met here had a father who worked and a mother who didn’t.Menstrual pads and tampons were packaged away in brown paper bags for no one to see. Seeing these issues with my own eyes made me want to do something to raise awareness about the culture and laws that support the current society today, which was the start of SHEQUALITY.

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