The reason is so that more people can harness the power of computing and digital technologies for work, to solve problems that matter to them, and to express themselves creatively.
Raspberry Pi and Code Club
The Raspberry Pi Foundation was founded in 2008 as a UK-based charity with the purpose to “further the advancement of education of adults and children, particularly in the field of computers, computer science, and related subjects”.
Raspberry Pi and Code Club merged in 2015, and they are part of a global movement that aims to help young people learn how to create with digital technologies, instead of just being consumers.
The Code Club Model
Code Club is a key educational programme of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. It‘s a global network of 10,000+ free coding clubs for 9- to 13-year-olds.
A typical Code Club runs directly after school on a weekday and is open for the students of that school.
The Code Club team at Raspberry Pi provides everything club leaders need to start and run their clubs. For example, Code Club projects are easy-to-follow, step-by-step guides that learners work through independently and at their own pace, with lots of opportunities to be creative while learning to code.
Code Club projects contain step-by-step instructions to create games, animations, or web pages with code.
- Projects cover languages such as Python, Scratch, and HTML/CSS
- Each project teaches a different programming skill
- Projects gradually introduce concepts, and children build on the skills they have learned as they complete the projects in order
- There are hints and tips in all the projects
- Projects contain in-built challenges for the children so they can improve their programs and practice their skills
- All the projects are available as printable versions
- Most of the projects are available in Hindi as well as English