Brazilian Students Learn To Build Robots With Israeli Tech
Brazil will teach over 100,000 students programming and robotics in the coming school year – using Israeli tech.
CoderZ, an online program developed by Israeli company RoboGroup, teaches children by having them code virtual and 3D robots. It requires no installation or expensive equipment, making it accessible for kids in all schools.
One of Brazil’s largest school networks ordered 105,000 licenses of the program for students in grades six to 11, to be supplied in schools across the country’s 27 states. This is the fourth year in a row that the schools are ordering CoderZ for their students. The company will also train hundreds of teachers to use the program.
“We see the extension of this agreement for a fourth year in a row and the increase of the license framework as a significant expression of confidence in the CoderZ system, which exposes students to the world of science and technology as part of their preparation to be the professions of the future,” said Yoram Deutsch, CEO of RoboGroup.
“The fourth industrial revolution continues to advance and RoboGroup invests and leads the field of technological education through innovative solutions. Alongside the current agreement, we are constantly engaged in negotiations regarding additional supply agreements.”
Yaarit Levy, VP of business development, said: “Education is essentially a long journey, and we are proud to be partners in Brazil in this journey that allows tens of thousands of students to be exposed to new worlds of knowledge in innovative environments and to realize their personal potential.”
RoboGroup was founded in 1982. It was acquired by the Yaskawa Electric Corporation, a Japanese manufacturer, in 2008.