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KSGAAL and ALECSO Sign Agreement for Arab Code Week 2024

King Salman Global Academy for Arabic Language (KSGAAL) and the Arab League Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) have signed an agreement on computational linguistics, paving the way for organizing the Arab Code Week 2024 edition. The inclusive project welcomes Arab youth aged 6-18, people with disabilities, and coding enthusiasts of all backgrounds to showcase their competencies and enhance their programming skills. The project also establishes an interactive educational environment where young learners can readily grasp basic programming concepts.

Dr. Abdullah bin Saleh Al-Washmi, Secretary-General of KSGAAL, and Dr. Mohamed Ould Amar, Director-General of ALECSO, signed the agreement during the ALECSO Business and Partnership Forum, held in Tunisia’s capital, Tunis. Led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, this groundbreaking event, scheduled on January 28-29, marks a historic milestone in ALECSO's 53-year history.

By spearheading the 2024 edition of Arab Code Week, KSGAAL looks forward to contributing to ALECSO's goals of fostering a dynamic programming culture accessible to all. Participation in Arab Code Week is open to a wide array of public and private educational institutions from all corners of the Arab world, schools dedicated to students with disabilities, clubs, associations, parents, students, teachers, and coding enthusiasts of all ages, in addition to university and college students from both public and private institutions.

The agreement to organize Arab Code Week 2024 underscores KSGAAL's dedication to bolstering collaboration with vital international entities, such as ALECSO. The partnership between KSGAAL and ALECSO extends across various joint projects concerning Arabic language policies in the Arab region through an integrated approach. The collaboration highlights the necessity of having a unified policy to promote the use of the Arabic language and harness computational linguistics for developing linguistic dictionaries. Such a strategy brings significant benefits to collaborative initiatives with shared objectives, promoting educational programs for teaching Arabic to non-native speakers and enhancing language proficiency among native speakers.