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March 21, 2018

Application for the position of MyCode Youthspark Facilitator

Organization: QUEST Alliance

Position: Facilitator

Location: Tamil Nadu, Gujarat

Minimum Eligibility Requirements:

Educational Qualification: Knowledge / interest of coding and programming

Skills required: 
— Experience of facilitating sessions with young people
— Computer programming
— Able to Travel to various centres
— Language skills – English, Hindi, Gujarati (for Gujart) / Tamil(if applying for Tamil Nadu)
— Ability to work independently and time management skills

About My Code:
Over the last year, Quest has developed a curriculum and approach that introduces students in schools to computer science and programming. Over the past 8 months, Quest, with support from AMD has designed a curricular experience for students in Class 9 to introduce them to the concept of computer science and programming through the open source game and story design platform Scratch.

Microsoft as part of its revised YouthSpark agenda for 2016 is looking to increase youth access to computer science education and I.T literacy skills by building capacity of nonprofits to offer such training to underserved youth.

Quest has designed approximately 25 hours of computer-based and classroom activities for students and has successfully concluded a pilot project impacting 400 students in schools in Bangalore and Hyderabad.

The My Code project at Quest will grow further in 2016-17 with Microsoft and AMD on board to extend computer science and programming concepts to students in schools and youth in vocational training contexts. QUEST Alliance is seeking a young and dynamic person to introduce the basics of coding in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.

We are looking for someone who is interested in working with young students (with age group 16-25), integrating technology with learning and has some basic Knowledge/Interest in coding and programming.

Through this program, students will make games and stories using a technology based open source platform called Scratch developed by MIT Media Lab.

Roles and Responsibilities:
— Conducting trainings
— Collecting, documenting & sharing feedback about the classes

Application Procedure: Interested candidates can send their expression of interest and resume to jobs@questalliance.net with the subject line: ‘Application for the position of MyCode Youthspark Facilitator ’

Last date to apply: 07 January 2017

About QUEST Alliance:
Quest Alliance brings together public, private and NGO partners to create, pilot and institutionalize technology tools for improving the quality of education at all levels in both formal and non-formal settings to better reach disadvantaged youth populations. As a dynamic network of educators, corporate and NGO leaders, QUEST is committed to identifying new and innovative technology-mediated solutions for education and workforce development. QUEST Programs focus on innovative ways to integrate technology into the teaching and learning environment, ensuring quality educational value with significant potential for scaling.

Quest currently has 4 office locations: Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Delhi and Samastipur. The total, full-time staff strength is 60 people with Bengaluru and Samastipur being the larger locations. Quest programs are active in 20 states across the country with over 200 vocational training partners. In Samastipur, Quest works with 1000 schools covering the entire district with its approach to making the school a more fun, engaging and safe learning space for students from Grade 5 to 8. Quest works with over 15 donors and funding partners including Accenture, Barclays, Godrej, Hans Foundation, LinkedIn and Microsoft.

The Quest goal is to impact 1 million lives by the year 2020.