Welcome to our first report of 2014! Although it seems like months ago we hope everyone has had a great start to the New Year. 2013 was an incredible year for us with the number of Dojos growing from 150 around the world to just over 300 as of last week! This means that there are now 300 clubs either in an active state of planning or up and running showing children how to create with technology! With average attendance of 40 children per club this means CoderDojo is reaching over 12,000 children.
The donations made through our Global Giving page have enabled us to take an active role in supporting these local champions in getting their club up and running. Over the past two months we have responded to 886 support requests with a 93% satisfaction rating. In December 2013 we kick started our Community Call project; this is a regular monthly facilitated call running in two time zones, where existing and new champions can come together and share their learnings and experiences of running a club. So far we have had extremely positive feedback from those who participated. Our monthly newsletter is going from strenght to strenght. This has proved to be a great avenue for us to share success stories from Community members with the wider global group. To subscribe to the newsletter visit www.coderdojo.com
Keep an eye out on our Global Giving page!
We look forward to sharing our updates with you going forward. Thank you from all the team for supporting us and we hope that you will continue to do so in the future.
Welcome to our first Global Giving Report! We at the Hello World Foundation are truly excited to be working with Global Giving to help spread CoderDojo globally. CoderDojo is a global open source movement of free coding clubs for young people. Our mission is to create the worlds leading network of affiliated coding clubs done through supporting and scaling the CoderDojo community.
Over the past three months the number of Dojos around the world has grown from 220s Dojos to 250 Dojos spread across 30 countries. To see a full list of all Dojos check out the listing here Dojo Listing. Your donations have enabled us to provide support and provide assistance to people wishing to start a Dojos across the world. In the past 90 days we have responded to 836 support requests from such people, connecting them with other individuals wishing to start Dojos in their area and have facilitated discussions among the global community. We have sent 3 monthly newsletters sharing news from the global community.
Here a snapshot testimonial that one of our champions received after running a Dojo on the West Coast ‘As parents, we're always looking for ways to make our kids feel special about the things that make them unique. Too often kids worry about fitting in as opposed to fitting themselves. The CoderDojo event gave Sam the chance to experience how special it was just to be himself’
We have a number of exciting projects planned including the development of a CoderDojo platform which will streamline the process of starting, running and maintaining a Dojo for champions around the world. Keep an eye out on our Global Giving page. We look forward to sharing our updates with you going forward. Thank you from all the team for supporting us and we hope that you will continue to do so in the future.