Samsung starts after-school software clubs in South Korea

The tech giant has started a program to provide thousands of students with programming and engineering lessons.

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Samsung's Junior Software Academy has kicked off in South Korea, allowing students to use after-school activities to learn about software and engineering.

In a Samsung Village blog post, the South Korea firm said Tuesday that after-school activities and lessons will "help children learn basic software technologies to become fresh sprouts of the software industry."

The Junior Software Academy is for students between 11 and 17. Software classes will be offered at 500 schools throughout South Korea, reaching 10,000 students, according to the company. Lessons will be held mainly after school or during the weekends, starting this year.

Most of the lessons are led by Samsung employees. In addition, college students majoring in software engineering and unemployed people with experience in software creation can work as part-time teachers for the program.

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