CODE KIDS PROJECT – CHILDREN ARE CODING IN PUBLIC LIBRARIES, PRESENT AT GENERATION CODE, AN EXHIBITION OF INNOVATIVE DIGITAL PROJECTS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
The CODE Kids project continues to evolve and to have a positive impact on children, young people and librarians in Romania and the Republic of Moldova, and this year an interactive online exhibition is present at the Generation Code exhibition held on 13 and 14 October 2020, which presents the most important 23 innovative digital projects from public libraries across the European Union.
CODE Kids thus gains notoriety at European and international level and ranks in the top of the best programs that support digital education and technological development of small rural and urban communities. The stand can be visited HERE!
” At Generation Code we find an opportunity to celebrate the work of librarians and children involved in programming, robotics and digital literacy activities. We are very pleased to share good working practices with renowned libraries and NGOs in the European Union, to exchange know-how and to take the best from each project to improve our digital education in the country. In our turn, we present the story of CODE Kids and the working model that we have implemented since 2016, in an optimistic video, with children eager to learn new things and involved librarians.” – Ovidiu Ana, project manager CODE Kids.
We have all gone through a year of challenges, and the situations encountered in 2020 have confirmed how important it is for children, especially those in rural areas, to have digital skills. The children from CODE Kids clubs proved to us during the pandemic that they were better prepared than many of the adults in Romania, in terms of online learning and work, and even teach some of their teachers to work on online communication platforms.
The Generation CODE exhibition explores how libraries in Europe interact with new technologies and focuses this year on how to work before and after the SARS-CoV-2 blow.
For us, this did not stop us, but gave us the courage to overcome obstacles, to adapt and to continue to #rescriemviitorulcopiilor (#rewritethefutureofchildren). And the fact that public libraries are constantly evolving, adapting easily and responding to the needs of their community in the digital age has been like an ace up the sleeve of the CODE Kids and Progress Foundation team.
Generation Code is organized by Public Libraries 2030 and MEP Library Lovers (Members of the European Parliament – MEPs) and plans two days of online sessions on digital topics. If you are curious to find out news about EU Code Week, The Digital Education Action Plan or Data Detox Youth visit the webinars program HERE!