Applications for the program are closed.

SMEX is launching a new program to empower youth with the knowledge and tools needed to safely navigate the internet. “Abtal el-fada’ el-raqmi” (أبطال الفضاء الرقمي) aims to create a community of tech-savvy youth committed to using the internet for social change, and we’re inviting you to become a part of it!
If you’re interested in learning about digital security, acquire transferable skills, and engage in productive discussions and debates on issues ranging from privacy to online harassment, then this is the program for you! We’ll be hosting a number of hacklabs, or community-operated spaces, where you can meet and collaborate with like-minded individuals in a fun learning environment.
You know you’re a suitable candidate for this program if you’re curious about how the internet works, and/or if you’re invested in making it a safer place and see yourself as a future leader in either technology or human rights online.
“Abtal el-fada’ el-raqmi” will start on August 16 and last until October 28, 2017.
Apply if you’re between the ages of 16 and 22 and can commit to attending every hacklab from 11 am till 6 pm.

Timeline:

Welcome event (6 -8 pm) August 16, 2017
Hacklab 1 August 19, 2017
Hacklab 2 September 9, 2017
Hacklab 3 September 16, 2017
Hacklab 4 October 7, 2017
Hacklab 5 October 14, 2017
Hacklab 6 October 28, 2017

Cost: Free of charge for our future digital heroes
Where: SMEX offices, Badaro
How: Fill out the application below right away, space is limited
Extras: We’ll provide lunch and give you plenty of breaks to mingle with each other
Your active participation will earn you a certificate from SMEX. You will also become a part of a tight-knit community of digitally savvy youth with additional opportunities to attend events, film screenings, and workshops organized by the SMEX team.