- 30th Aug 2021
Project Stage : Finishing Touches & Educational Tools
The CoderDojo / Community Classroom is now ready and has been used regularly by the local community. We still have some minor decorating jobs to do such as tidy network cables and hang doors.
Our next goal is to purchase STEM based educational tools and toys to help students of the CoderDojo unlock their hidden potential.
Part of a community of 2388 free, open and local programming clubs for young people. The CoderDojo movement believes that an understanding of programming languages is increasingly important in the modern world, that it’s both better and easier to learn these skills early, and that nobody should be denied the opportunity to do so.
A lot of mentors are attendees' parents who have no technical experience at all when they start. Dojos benefit from having mentors with different skills, backgrounds, and levels of knowledge who provide support and encouragement to CoderDojo youth (Ninjas).
Tsukure CoderDojo is now open for use and accepting students and volunteer mentors, the space is also available for use by individuals and groups as a classroom facility with personal computers, high speed internet and 1080P ceiling mounted projector.
The clubs also need general volunteers who focus on organising the events.
The Story So Far...
It's always nice to step back and admire the work you put in for the benefit of others. We still don't have the doors on but the space is very much usable and has seen a fair bit of use since.
We are always looking to recruit mentors and new students. Pop by and enquire if you're interested.
Another lock-down along with the increase of other activities at the complex had delayed progress once again, but with some spare time looming, we continued what we had started.
From it's initial conception till now has been some time. Much had happened during that time and it was great to finally get our hands on our tools and begin realising the concept design we'd produced.
A very generous donation of old desktop computers, monitors, desks, cabinets and much more had enabled us to further proceed with our CoderDojo and Community Classroom project.
The space was almost perfect! A quick mock-up using 3D design software allowed us to visualise the room and make changes easily.