Increasing Digital Literacy to 100 More Children

by Cognitive Paths


Young people's futures will be determined by their digital literacy and skills, yet the gap between the digital-haves and digital-have-nots is getting wider. We will close the gap by supporting communities to run their own tech clubs, delivering grass roots access where it is needed most. Your support will provide laptops & volunteer coordination for those communities. We are already working with 16 clubs across the West of England but want to double that with your support!

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The digital skills gap will result in nine million low-skilled people chasing the same four million jobs by 2022, creating a shortage of 12 million high-skilled jobs at the other end of the labour market. Most of the young people who attended one of our clubs have limited access to an internet connection, one family computer, offering limited access and from low-income families. The clubs are situated in some of Bristol most deprived communities in education, income and child poverty.


The project will provide a hub' n' hub model. Where each community hub will be enabled to deliver code clubs in a progressive and inclusive way. We'll support each hub with tools to manage their community and industry volunteers, content and venues. These include learning guides, CRM and email, along with online booking sheets, and availability monitoring. We will be recruiting locally to ensure strong links with potential venues, diverse youth groups, and volunteers from marginalized areas.

Long-Term Impact

Our approach with make tech skills available to 100 more children by increasing our reach to different cultural and ethnic groups from disadvantaged backgrounds. It will serve as a positive step towards overcoming the divisions that exist in Britain, as its ambition and scalable. This will lead to facilitating 6 more clubs. Raising our reach from 16 clubs in 12 communities and 100 children a week, to 22 clubs in 18 communities reaching 200 children a week.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Cognitive Paths

Location: Upper York Street, Bristol - United Kingdom
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Project Leader:
Sibusiso Tshabalala
Bristol, Upper York Street United Kingdom

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