Programming for children
Digitalization has created a demand for skilled programmers all around our globe and many companies in different industries have a real challenge to find potential employees with the right skill set. In addition to this, most initiatives where it is possible to learn to code for free are either in the city centre or in more well-off suburbs where children and youths need to bring their own computer.
With this background Engineer without borders Sweden facilitate programming workshop where children and youths, without required prior knowledge in coding or access to equipment, can meet and learn to create websites, apps and computer programs.
Currently held workshops in Sweden
The programming workshop are for children ages 8-19. The initiative is a collaboration between Engineers Without Borders, the Red Cross and Yennenga Progress.
Children are taught basic programming to boost their interest in science, coding, math and technology. The goal is also to increase creativity and self-confidence among the participating children. In the long run we hope more children will seek higher education, potentially as engineering students.
The programming workshops take place once a week, both in Rinkeby and in Hallunda.