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AFE A Global Computer Science Education Programme Launched By Amazon In India

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AFE A Global Computer Science Education Programme Launched By Amazon In India
19 Jan 2023
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Latest Updated on 19 January 2023

The first year of Amazon Future Engineer (AFE), the company's premier international Computer Science knowledge and information sharing has been completed in India. Through interesting digital and in-person learning interventions, Amazon has helped more than 4.5 lakh students from more than 3000 government schools in 11 states explore and study computer science. These Children who are in grades 3 to 12 are mostly from low-income homes and lack the means to pursue a computer science education or the Opportunity to learn about jobs in the tech sector. Also, 200 low-income girls were given Scholarships by the program in its first year so they could study computer technology.

With support from Amazon, AFE partner non-profits offer interactive and useful information to kids and their teachers as they start their study of computer science. Around 70 AFE labs have also been set up by AFE, where kids can learn to code and create real projects using hardware like Raspberry PIs and sensors. By interacting with computers and Technology these labs and internet materials allow schools to give their students a very well educational experience. Each AFE Scholar receives INR 1.6 lakh from Amazon over a four-year period, as well as mentorship from Amazon employees and boot camp-style training to help them launch Successful Digital Careers.

Last Updated on 29 September 2021

This is a great initiative being taken by the global Online Market leader Amazon. On Tuesday, its global computer science (CS) education program - Amazon Future Engineer(AFE) was launched in India. This program focuses on providing education specifically in the field of computer science to empower youth and skill them up. It will tie up with government as well as non-government organizations to provide high-quality computer-related education to the students of government schools across Karnataka, Delhi, Haryana, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, and Telangana. It has taken 1 lac students over 900 government schools as its aim for the first year of service. For a developing country like India, this will be a huge boost as the future that we see will be based on computers, hence, knowing at least the basics make it easier for the youth of India to stand up and be a part of this change.