CoderDojo WA Turns Three!

Print_Coderdojo-50Every year on the first Saturday in August, CoderDojo WA marks its anniversary, and this year is ‘Dojoversary’ number 3!

We have a lot to celebrate! From Perth boasting the largest number of Dojos for any city in the world, to the fact that our community covers the largest landmass in the world, you should be proud of the work you are doing to promote digital literacy in WA.

Because of this we think it’s time for a celebration! It’s time to celebrate YOU! We are planning a birthday shin-dig so that the community can get together, eat some cake, play some birthday games, share some stories and (of course) receive some CoderDojo WA goodies!Screenshot_55

The CoderDojo WA Birthday3 Bash will take place from 5pm – 8pm on the 22nd of September at Scitech. Tickets will be available soon from Eventbrite, and we look forward to seeing you there! 🙂

Happy Birthday CoderDojo WA 🙂

 

CoderConnect is born

CoderDojo WA has recently joined forces with EdConnect, to create CoderConnect! 🙂

EdConnect is a school volunteer program that trains and mobilises an army of volunteers around the nation, connecting volunteers who want to make a difference with young people in schools (mainly in disadvantaged communities) who are at risk of not fulfilling their educational potential, and need extra help and guidance. While part of the program is about raising literacy and numeracy standards, it is also about equipping young people with the life skills they need by connecting older and younger generations through mentoring.

At CoderDojo WA, we recognise the lack of diversity and the economic disparity in digital literacy that still exists amongst our youth, so we’re focusing on ways to ensure that more community groups can participate and improve their digital literacy skills.

CoderConnect is a partnership between CoderDojo WA and EdConnect that aims to support the establishment of Dojos in each EdConnect school in WA over the next few years. EdConnect will provide volunteers with specialised training in addition to the
Mentor training they are provided by CoderDojo WA.

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Through CoderConnect we hope to match skilled Mentors to schools in disadvantaged communities so that we can unleash more tech talent in WA, ensuring that more and more young people will have access to the Dojo family and learning environment.

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To learn more about EdConnect, visit their website: www.edconnectaustralia.org.au

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