CoderDojo is a global movement of free coding clubs for young people. The Start a Dojo Support Local Champions project is a global initiative led by the Hello World Foundation to assist individuals wishing to start a free coding club for young people from their community. Dojos run sessions for anywhere between 20 and 120 children on a weekly/bi-weekly/monthly basis. Through our support we can connect champions with up and running Dojos to inform and advise them of best practices.
Quite simply children are not being given the opportunity to learn how to code! In the USA, less than 2.4% of students graduate with a computer science degree. In Europe, computer science has a higher drop out rate than any other 3rd level degree. CoderDojo coding clubs are not simply addressing the global skills gap at its root cause but through Dojos children are developing creative, practical and logical problem-solving skills and filling voids left by many global education systems
The Hello World Foundation is assisting and supporting local champions who wishing to start a Dojo in their community. Dojos are clubs where young people between 5 - 17 learn how to code, build websites, apps, games and more, in a social, collaborative learning environment. Volunteers offer their time and expertise to teach young people who have a passion for technology and its real world applications. Our impact is global currently there are 220 Dojos inn 29 countries
Imagine a world where every child has the opportunity to learn how to code. Think of what they can build. Coderdojo places an emphasis on coding for good, encouraging children to build apps/websites for local charities, their school or community groups. So.. now imagine a world where hundreds of thousands of children not only know how to code, but want to use their new found skills for the greater good! The potential long-term impact is vast.
Total Funding Received to Date: $3,206
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $26,794
Total Funding Goal: $30,000