About the project
What: The CODE Kids Project – Children are coding in public libraries aim to create a coding movement in which children, young people and rural librarians develop their digital skills and engage in life of their community by solving creative digital themes.
Why: Through trainings and workshops, another window in digital world is opened for development and learning opportunities so that over 2000 children aged between 10 to 14 are encouraged to actively engage and even pursue a career in technology.
How: Progress Foundation aims to facilitate a long-term digital competence training program for children living in more isolated rural and urban environments, through an action learnig approach.
Where: Public libraries have a central role in CODE Kids project, in learning technology and using the Internet through a practical process.
Establishment of 115 coding clubs in localities from 15 counties, for developing coding and STEM skills of approximately 2000 children by creating creative themes with practical utility.
Within CODE Kids clubs, children have to solve coding tasks and from STEM field, participate in science fairs, and offer mentoring.
Finally, over 2,000 children aged between 10 and 14 from 115 localities in rural and small urban environments will be familiar with the basics of coding skills, STEM and solving a number of basic tasks.
The project goal will be achieved through 115 partnerships with public libraries in rural and small urban areas.
- Over 3 millions of code lines written
- About 1400 children involved
- 95 coding clubs set up
- in 18 counties: Sălaj, Bihor, Timiş, Vâlcea, Gorj, Argeş, Vrancea, Tulcea, Galaţi, Hunedoara, Caras-Severin, Harghita, Braşov, Neamţ, Iaşi, Constanţa, Bacău, Arad