Technology
 Ireland
Project #14952

CoderDojo - Support kids learning to code globally

by CoderDojo Foundation
Vetted

Summary

CoderDojo is a volunteer led, global movement of free coding clubs for young people. This project is a global initiative to assist anyone wishing to start a free coding club in their area. Dojos operate from anywhere between 20 and 140 children on a weekly/bi-weekly/monthly basis. To ensure our volunteers are as well equipped as possible we offer support both one to one and in groups, by creating & sharing open source content. We currently impact over 40,000 young people worldwide.
$50,000.00
total goal
$14,266.00
remaining
662
donors
113
monthly donors
3
years active

Challenge

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 only addressing this 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 education systems worldwide.

Solution

The CoderDojo 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 as currently there are 1100+ Dojos in 65+ countries worldwide.

Long-Term Impact

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.

Resources

https:/​/​coderdojo.com
CoderDojo website; lists all current Dojos
CoderDojo Foundation website
James Whelton announce youngest ever Ashoka Fellow
CoderDojo wins Social Entrepreneur Ireland Award

Organization Information

CoderDojo Foundation

Location: Dublin - Ireland
Website: https:/​/​coderdojo.com
Project Leader:
Giustina Mizzoni
Dublin, / Ireland

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.