11-year-old WhiteHat Jr student from Kolkata, Asaawari Sahai, has cleared the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Examination for Introduction to Programming Using Python. MTA is a globally recognized certification sought by those interested in pursuing a career in technology. WhiteHat Jr is an edTech start-up that teaches coding live 1:1 online to children from age 6-18 years powered by a qualified teacher force of more than 11,000 women.
A grade 6 student of Modern High School for Girls and one of WhiteHat Jr’s early adopters, Asaawari Sahai has attended more than 160 classes since she began in March 2019. Elated with her achievement, Ms. Shweta Kotarki, a BTech grad and her teacher at WhiteHat Jr said, “Asaawari has excelled at the course right from the beginning, even making it to the WhiteHat Jr’s Code of Honor list two years in a row. I’m not surprised that she has cleared the MTA exam at such a young age given her dedication and passion.”
“We picked up Coding at an early age since Asaawari has always been keen to learn software development. A natural inclination which we supported. She plays and participates in extracurricular activities much like other kids, but her passion for new-age technology is immense. We are incredibly proud of her achievement,” said Amit Sahai, Asaawari’s father. “We are grateful to the teachers at Whitehat Jr for nurturing and encouraging her at each step. She has had fun from day one learning with WhiteHat Jr.”
“Students such as Asaawari are a testament to the WhiteHat Jr mission aimed at equipping the current generation with the tools to expand their horizons,” said Balaji Ramanujam, Head of Curriculum, WhiteHat Jr. “We are grateful to parents like the Sahai’s who entrusted us with such a big responsibility early on, even when the platform was very young.”