Teaching Local Kids to Code.
In children of a young age, it’s important to identify, encourage and nurture creative and cognitive talents and interests. Before they reach the all-too-familiar age of uncertainty, too afraid to ask questions and make mistakes, it’s necessary to engage kids in these tools for learning and development. This is where learning to code, comes in.
That’s exactly what the teachers and parents at R.K. Bavo Basischool in Haarlem believe. TalentCircuit is a semester run program that features a wide variety of workshops to harness the children of the school’s talents and interests.
The parents of the pupils at this school take turns in running short workshops based on their talent or area of expertise. This month, Roberto Viana, the Co-Founder and lead Enterprise Integration Consultant at Rojo, ran a coding workshop for the children of the school.
Using gamification methods, Roberto engaged the enthusiastic kids in an interactive session, where they learned how to code simple program, and learn the fundamentals of code.
The IT and Tech industries are renown for being male dominated, but the main goal of this workshop was 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.
Rojo is invested in the development of people. We frequently run workshops and trainings for everyone from young kids to industry professionals. If you’d like to discover more of what we do or explore possibilities, get in touch.
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