Arta Shehu Zaimi
Co-Founder of jCoders & Labbox
Arta Shehu Zaimi is the co-founder of Labbox and jCoders Academy. Both of her startups are focused in solving the problem of the quality of education, using technology. jCoders Academy offers a learning environment for coding and robotics that promotes equitable and lifelong learning and inspires a changemaker attitude starting from ages 8 to 18. Today jCoders has 5 centres in Kosovo* with around 800+ students. jCoders offers a supplementary curriculum that will enable schools to integrate and teach technology in their classrooms.
The experience in jCoders, led Arta and the team in developing a hardware solution to use while teaching electronics and programing. Labbox proved to improve the learning curve and increase experimentation for teachers and students as well. Her experience consists of 9 years in development and software architecture, with 4 years in education. She pioneered in offering the possibility to teach kids ages 8+ STEM in Kosovo* and was awarded numerous honors of success during her working career, including the Gold Medal from the Western Balkans Summit held in London this year. Arta is committed in contributing to the improvement of education in Kosovo* and the region as she strongly believes that the quality of our education is a critical aspect in individual and collective success.
*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.