As strong supporters of the global movements, Hour of Code and GirlsWhoCode, each quarter, the Rojo team hosts kids coding workshops at local schools in the area. Our purpose – to introduce the idea of computer programming to children through interactive gamification. Teaching young kids the power of coding is a fun way of encouraging the next generation of the workforce to pursue higher education and careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).

Software is the language of our world

With the IT and Tech industries being heavily male dominated, the main goal of these workshops is to break down these stereotypes and introduce computer programming as an equal opportunity for girls and boys alike. After all, girls who code are cool! Dan Crow of The Guardian, writes about his 5 year old daughter’s experience in learning to code, in his aptly titled article “Why every child should learn how to code”;

Software is becoming a critical layer of all our lives. It is the language of our world. In the future, not knowing the language of computers will be as challenging as being illiterate or innumerate are today. Will every job in the future involve programming? No. But it is still crucial that every child learns to code. Dan Crow, The Guardian

Are you a teacher or involved in schools and education, and interested in hosting a kids coding workshop? Get in touch with us to discover more about our methods and programme content.