The president of the Democratic League of Kosovo, Lumir Abdixhiku, received a warm welcome during his visit to the premises of the Digital School and StarLabs.
Hana Qerimi and Darsej Rizaj, the co-founders and leaders of both companies, gave a presentation on their journey from humble beginnings to achieving international success.
As part of the visit, the leaders of the Digital School and StarLabs discussed their extensive experience in training children and early adults between the ages of 8 and 18 in programming courses. Additionally, they highlighted their efforts in preparing new technology professionals, providing employment opportunities, and fostering career advancement.
During the discussion, much emphasis was placed on the immense potential of the IT sector in Kosovo and, specifically, on how to integrate it throughout the country’s educational system using our school model. The integration of coding into the curriculum starting from the early grades was a major focus of the conversation.
The leaders also conveyed their willingness to collaborate with public institutions, stating their commitment to the common objective of nurturing and empowering young individuals. They emphasized their continual openness towards such partnerships.
Furthermore, it was emphasized that we need to keep pace with the current technological advancements, as the IT sector as a whole provides solutions for the future of our younger generation.
Ardit Xhaferi, a former Digital School student and now full stack web developer at StarLabs, also introduced Abdixhiku to the first Albanian programming language made in StarLabs. This language can teach younger generations programming without any prior knowledge of English, which will be helpful for implementing the programming curriculum in elementary schools.
Digital School and StarLabs were initially established in Prishtina and introduced a novel approach to educating youngsters using game-based logic. Today, this innovative concept has expanded to numerous countries across the globe, including Slovenia, Germany, the United States, Mexico, and many others.