Muscat, The Public Establishment for Industrial
Estates � Madayn, represented by the National Business Centre,
launched today a pilot coding programme for a number of Omani
females from different governorates.
The one-week coding programme, which is being held at the
Knowledge Oasis Muscat, aims at teaching women not only how to
code to get a job, but also how to form an online business to create
jobs for more women like themselves, and empower them with the
skills to earn income from their own businesses.
The coding programme comes as part of the first MENA Women's
Congress in the Sultanate to focus on empowering women through
coding capabilities that will be held during the period from 14th to 16th
October, 2019. Sponsored by Petroleum Development Oman (PDO),
the MENA Women's Congress in Oman comes under the initiative of
the US-based CTEK Foundation. This initiative aims at supporting
women in the region by crafting programmes that give women
opportunities to learn coding as a business through online learning,
digital bonding and forming a community through women-only
The congress will also discuss the outcomes of the ongoing pilot
coding programme and explore ways to continue enhancing coding
capabilities among women in the Sultanate and the region.
It should be noted that the coding programme and the MENA
Women's Congress come along the lines of Madayn's key
cornerstones, which is to support entrepreneurship through its
incubator programmes, such as the National Business Centre and
Industrial Innovation Centre, as well as funding innovative startups.
It is worth mentioning that the National Business Centre is an
initiative by Madayn to offer promising Omani entrepreneurs a platform
to develop their business ideas and advance them into growing
Source: Oman News Agency