CategoryCommunity Event
Date Published
January 12, 2023

Developing Early Cloud Skills for The Scouts

Developing IT skills and understanding the basics of the cloud is becoming a vital part of early age development. Luckily for us, Managing Director, Ahmed Nuaman, is a prominent figure in the local Scouts organisation, hosting many community talks for his troop.

Since 2021, Ahmed has been an avid volunteer of the local Scouts organisation, organising and planning regular trips, unique excursions and weekly meet-ups for a wealth of adventurers up to the age of 14.

As Managing Director of Firemind, he decided to regular sessions for his troop, distilling essential knowledge on what the cloud is and how it works.

The Scouts organisation has been a beacon of youth development for over a century, instilling values of leadership, teamwork, and adaptability. Now more than ever, it’s essential to equip young Scouts with skills that transcend traditional boundaries. One such skill is understanding the cloud and its myriad of benefits.

This particular session was focused on the very basics, such as; what is the cloud? How is it used? What effects does it have on the world around us?

As an entry level session, we focused on three main areas:

Digital Literacy for the Future

As young Scouts embark on their educational journeys and, eventually, their careers, having a strong foundation in digital literacy is crucial. Understanding the cloud is a fundamental aspect of this literacy. It helps empower Scouts to navigate the digital world with confidence, ensuring they can adapt to new technologies and innovations as they arise, with confidence in their own abilities.

Collaboration and Communication

The cloud is a hub for collaboration and communication. Teaching young Scouts how to use cloud-based tools and platforms allows them to work seamlessly with peers and mentors, whether they are in the same room or halfway around the world. Learning to share documents, collaborate on projects, and communicate effectively through cloud-based applications is a skill that will serve them well throughout their lives. For this section, we hosted a number of fun games that featured basic AWS services such as AWS Lambda and Amazon S3.

Environmental Awareness

The cloud is not just a digital realm; it also has environmental implications. Cloud computing can be more energy-efficient than traditional computing methods. By teaching Scouts about the cloud and its environmental benefits, we can help to foster a sense of responsibility toward sustainability, encouraging them to make eco-conscious choices.

Building a cloud foundation of knowledge

Teaching young children the importance of the cloud is crucial as it cultivates digital literacy, equipping them to confidently navigate the increasingly digital world.

Additionally, it fosters essential skills in collaboration and communication, which are vital for interpersonal relationships and teamwork. Moreover, understanding the cloud provides access to a vast repository of resources, expanding their knowledge and learning possibilities.

It was a delight hosting this event and we look forward to the next.

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