For the first time in Iraq, “Iraqi Next Coders” (INC) festival kicked off in Basra. Three initiatives- ABCode , Coding for Kids and Light it Up teamed up with the Southern Technical University to execute the largest initiative in programming for children which was sponsored by Zain Iraq as a continuation of its vision for technology. This initiative was held at the Electronic Computing Center of the Southern Technical University in Basra, where 164 students from 11 schools in Basra interested in this field attended the festival. Educational programming activities in basic and entertaining ways using computers and robots were covered. As well as other activities highlighting the importance of reading for children at an early age.