Arab Code Week (ACW) is an initiative aimed to promote kids coding, like European Code Week and Africa Code Week, and which was started in 2020 and co-organized by ALECSO and the Tunisian Association for Educational Initiatives.
The first edition of ACW was launched on February 8th, 2021 to February 15, 2021 under the theme “Programming and decoration”. A host of events and activities were organized as part of the Arab Code Week, including, in particular, training workshops on “Scratch”, “Co-Spaces”, “Minecraft” and “Pixel Art”, seminars and competitions, virtual visits to Arab museums, discovery of young talents in modern technologies, and Open Days in primary schools.
The ACW activities witnessed massive participation from Arab students (over 200.000), teachers (over 10.000), and schools (over 1.500).
No less than 13.352 activities were registered on the ACW platform. Each activity was performed by a teacher with a group of his students, and was related to the main theme of the ACW edition (Programming and decoration). Activities were designed to contribute to spreading the culture of programming for all.
This year, the 2nd edition of Arab Code Week will take place in Egypt at the beginning of 2022, and the goal is to reach one million of students and one hundred thousands of teachers.
- Theme of the 2022 edition : “Artificial Intelligence and Environment Protection”
- Date of Second “Arab Code Week”: February 21-28, 2022.
- The closing and prize-awarding ceremony will take place in Egypt.