National Initiative CODE Kids A New Year
“CODE Kids- Kids are coding in public libraries”, the national initiative that aims to create a STEM and coding movement in which children and teenagers from rural and small urban environment develop digital competences, starts a whole new year of activity.
One of the project objectives was not only achieved, but exceeded. The coding clubs have expanded in another 10 counties in the country, and our current results include over 3.000.000 code lines written by children who learn the basics of programming in an interactive action learning method.
Right now, there are 95 Coding Clubs uniting at weekly activities over 1300 children from 18 counties: Sălaj, Bihor, Timiș, Vâlcea, Gorj, Argeș, Vrancea, Tulcea, Galați, Hunedoara, Caraș-Severin, Harghita, Brașov, Neamț, Iași, Constanța, Bacău, Arad.
“The project exceeded by far our expectations, when the first coding clubs were launched, in the spring of 2017. The kids don’t learn only coding in public libraries, but are creating a movement in which children, librarians and parents want to be a part of the CODE Kids network, because it develops digital skills, robotics in general and STEM. In CODE Kids clubs, it`s taught efficient team work, providing constructive feedback and other skills that can bring value to the community.” Ovidiu Ana, project manager CODE Kids.
Partners believe in national initiative promoted by CODE Kids project, through which children are preparing to enjoy the future with optimism.
Therefore, thanks to Orange, Société Générale, Simplon Romania, CEZ Vânzare, Alpha Back and ASPEN Institute, because they rewrite Progress Foundation team, ETIC Association and the public Libraries from Romania, the future of children from rural environment.
National Initiative CODE Kids is made with the Financial support of the Romanian-American Foundation and benefits from provided support by the Romanian public library network.