“After I made this decision, I freed up time for training and devoted myself to mastering a new skill. At first it was difficult as new topics seemed unattainable and I had to constantly practice, solve problems, and do homework.” - says Kamila.
“If you miss just one lesson, it was already hard to catch up. Therefore, I tried to keep up and practice additionally. I remember even while working, I would be doing my homework and reviewing video lessons."
Kamila's diligence payed off and four months later, Kamila and her classmates began working on the Kyrgyz startup GiftMe, aimed at solving the problem of unconscious consumption. This project solves the problem of unconscious consumption. The idea of the startup is that users can indicate a list of desired gifts in their profile, and their loved ones can look at it to gift what the person really needs.
“It took several days to study the project and figure out how to develop it. I really liked the main concept of the project because even though the idea is simple it is so necessary! I love this project, also because it is a great opportunity for me to practice what I have learned. We have been working on this program for three months already and I think we will be finished by the end of the month.”
Having only started her studies in September 2020, Kamila is already advanced:
“I like that now there are more and more girls in IT. Nevertheless, many girls cannot decide to take up this profession, even if they dream of a career as a programmer. I want to advise them not to give up. Now there are a many opportunities to learn and develop without a big budget and the main thing is that if you know what you want to achieve, there will definitely be a way. It is also important to understand that you are doing this for yourself, and not for some kind of public approval. Because if you depend on the opinions of others and constantly chase praise, you may not hear yourself and your true desires. "