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Teach with Devoxx4Kids

Causes: Education
Commitment: 3 hours ad-hoc
Location: Worldwide
Website: www.devoxx4kids.org
Action: Find your local chapter and support an event, or create your own chapter
Skills / Eligibility: Anyone that is interested in sharing a love of technology with children

Devoxx4Kids is an international NGO that aims to:

  • Teach children Computer Programming while having fun and introduce them to concepts of robotics, electronics and generally being creative with these kind of devices.
  • Inspire not only children but also the classical education system, so they too can start including computer science in their curriculum.
  • Demystify programming for girls and introduce them to computer science in order to improve gender equality in that field.

Experiences

Veli Velinov, Alice Gutteridge, Sonia Fernández Rodríguez on medium.com:

We had a promising start! About 50 boys and girls, aged between 10 and 16, had turned up early — eager to learn and ready for a day of fun. What’s a good way to make sure they won’t get bored? Well, bringing some robots and showing them how to modify Minecraft — one of their favourite games, surely did work.

Fabian Piau on blog.fabianpiau.com:

Last year, I volunteered for Devoxx4Kids London and it was lots of fun. I like IT and I like kids, so it’s a good motivation! Playing with Scratch, making Nao the robot dance & talk, programming some Lego Mindstorms for battles, etc. You almost end up being a kid yourself!

It’s a very good initiative to introduce basic engineering and programming skills to the youngest generation so they discover what IT is in a good and practical way. This experience can also teach them some soft skills like patience, sharing and listening.

Amine Maarouf on xlog.x-hub.io:

It’s such a great pleasure to see the joy in those kids eyes while programming, and to see how big the impact of our actions on the Moroccan kids future. All of that make us proud of this amazing NGO and the great work done by its team for enabling the tech learning for the future generation.

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