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Aramco partners with Midam Scholarship Foundation

Fahad A. Al-Sahali, head of Aramco Korea, right, and Jang Neung-in, Midam Scholarship Foundation's standing director, shake hands after signing a partnership agreement for ’Save Earth Coding School“ program at KAIST College of Business in eastern Seoul.

Fahad A. Al-Sahali, head of Aramco Korea, right, and Jang Neung-in, Midam Scholarship Foundation's standing director, shake hands after signing a partnership agreement for ’Save Earth Coding School“ program at KAIST College of Business in eastern Seoul.

 
Aramco Asia Korea, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabian petroleum gas company Aramco, has fostered a partnership with a local scholarship foundation to offer a computer programming class for children from lower-income families, the company announced Friday.
 
The partnership with Midam Scholarship Foundation will provide a year-long coding education program, dubbed “Save Earth Coding School,” geared toward the development of an app related to environmental protection.  
 
“Students can take classes themed around environmental protection and energy conservation, including lessons in Swift framework-based application development; Xcode application building; the benefits of eco-friendly energy; and the principles of climate change,” Aramco Asia Korea said in a statement.
 
The beneficiaries will be elementary and middle school students in Seoul and Daejeon with disadvantageous backgrounds, while college students and professors from Korea’s 13 top universities will teach them.
 
Aramco Korea and the foundation signed the partnership at a ceremony held at the Seoul campus of KAIST.
 
“Learning how to code is one of the essential skills that the future might require from students, and while we equip them with such skills, we aim to highlight the importance of protecting our planet,” head of Aramco Korea’s representative director said in the statement.  
 
BY PARK EUN-JEE   [park.eunjee@joongang.co.kr]

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