Octa Launches Coding Bootcamp for Underprivileged Youth in Kuala Lumpur


Octa is sponsoring a coding bootcamp tailored for students at Ideas Academy, an inclusive secondary school in Kuala Lumpur.

The bootcamp, dubbed STATUS 200, is set to kick off its first stage on June 17, 2024.

This initiative is part of Octa’s broader social mission to boost financial literacy and support educational efforts that allow individuals from diverse backgrounds to access better opportunities for growth.

The program aims to equip underprivileged young men and women, who have minimal or no prior coding experience, with essential coding skills.

Training will cover various technologies including HTML & CSS, JavaScript, Node.js, Git, and React.js. The curriculum will also feature sessions led by notable regional coding and AI experts.

Prospective participants need to fulfill specific criteria to join the first stage of the bootcamp, including being 16 years of age or older, having a connection to Octa through themselves or an adult family member, possessing a personal laptop, and having a sufficient level of English and readiness to commit to the bootcamp’s schedule. Selection for subsequent stages will depend on the students’ performances.

The bootcamp sessions will be held at two Ideas Academy campuses, conveniently located near the Cochrane and Chan Sow Lin MRT stations in Kuala Lumpur. Students are required to manage their own transportation.

Applications for the bootcamp are open until May 31, 2024, with Octa promising a quick response to submissions.

However, registration does not automatically guarantee participation. Further details about the bootcamp are available on the STATUS 200 website.

Since its inception in 2011, Octa has been actively involved in various charitable and humanitarian efforts globally, including educational infrastructure development and emergency community support initiatives.