The University of Bahrain has launched a new program called ‘Forsati for her’ aimed at enhancing the skills of 3,000 female programmers. The program is launched in partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Microsoft, Think Smart and Tamkeen.
The ‘Forsati for her’ program is part of UoB’s five-year Transformation Plan which was outlined back in 2016 with the aim of making the STEM field more attractive to students, and at the same time improve access to technology education, increase digital literacy, and to be active amongst the entrepreneurship ecosystem.
UoB President Prof Riyad Hamzah commented on the launch of the program saying: “The road to becoming more than a knowledge economy but an innovation economy starts with having skilled human capital.”
“The 3,000 digitally empowered female students will provide the backbone for Bahrain’s emerging digital economy and growing entrepreneurship ecosystem,” said Prof Riyad Hamzah.