At the Tech4Kids Summer Workshops closing event, held in Bjelovar on October 5, Goran Đoreski, Director of Altus IT, and Marinko Iličić, Head of the National Library Petar Preradović Bjelovar, signed a donation agreement by which Altus IT donates to the National Library micro:bit equipment – 30 sets of :MOVE mini buggy and :GAME ZIP 64.
This donation complements the already existing micro:bit computers available at the Library, and opens up the new opportunity for anyone interested in exploring the world of programming and robotics and expanding their IT knowledge and skills in an engaging and fun way.
Up to now, this equipment has been used in the summer cycle of the Tech4Kids program, a pilot project of free IT workshops aimed at inspiring and motivating elementary school children from grades 5 to 8 to use information technology, develop creative thinking and encourage them to look into the STEM field in their further personal and professional development.
All of the equipment is now available to borrow at the Library, and free IT workshops for children continue throughout the school year. Applications and enrollments are managed by the Center for Lifelong Learning and Culture in Bjelovar (formerly Bjelovar Public Open University).
The Tech4Kids program is the result of a partnership between Altus IT, the City of Bjelovar, the Bjelovar Public Open University, the Rotary Club Bjelovar and the Bjelovar University of Applied Sciences.