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Amazon founder visits Washington, DC high school

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Published on October 22, 2019 - Duration: 01:16s

Amazon founder visits Washington, DC high school

American tech giant's CEO Jeff Bezos meets with high school students as part the company's initiative to fund computer science.

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Amazon founder visits Washington, DC high school

BROADCAST AND DIGITAL RESTRICTIONS~** Broadcasters: MUST ON SCREEN COURTESY @JEFFBEZOS TWITTER/INSTAGRAM Digital: MUST ON SCREEN COURTESY @JEFFBEZOS TWITTER/INSTAGRAM Bezos made an appearance at Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C.

On Monday (October 21), as part of a new program launched by the company.

Through its "Amazon Future Engineer" program, the tech giant is funding computer science courses for over 2,000 high schools in underserved and underrepresented communities across the U.S. The program is set to benefit over 100,000 students, Amazon says, by providing teaching in a sector that is set to be an increasing source of future employment.

In a video shared by Bezos on his Twitter and Instagram accounts, the billionaire businessman can be seen joking and interacting with students and Ramona Hutchins, the science teacher at Dunbar High.

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