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“Train the trainer”: How STEMUp is training volunteers to deliver CoderDojo clubs in Sri Lanka

19 November 2019 · by Amy O'Meara

Each November, we recognise volunteers everywhere who bring their time, skills, and energy to CoderDojo clubs worldwide. The STEMUp volunteer group in Sri Lanka deserves a special mention, as their unique CoderDojo initiative is engaging hundreds of young people across the country. A typical day at a Dojo in Library A typical day at a Dojo in Library. #lka #STEMUp #CoderDojo CoderDojoWant to start a Dojo inside your Library? Show your interest today –> http://coderdojo.lk/libraries Posted by CoderDojo Sri Lanka on Friday, April 5, 2019 CoderDojo in Sri Lanka CoderDojo Sri… Read More

Highlights from DojoCon Netherlands 2019

15 November 2019 · by Amy O'Meara

An incredible 200 community members attended the first ever DojoCon Netherlands, which took place in Breda earlier this month. The aim of the event was to bring together the Dutch community and its supporters, and to exchange knowledge, compare experiences and build relationships. Everyone in attendance had a packed schedule of exciting talks, workshops, and structured sessions to choose from. Among the attendees were Josh from the CoderDojo Foundation Community team, and Thom from the Raspberry Pi Foundation Research team!   Highlights from the day The community was at the… Read More

Highlights of our #ChatDojo Discussion – October

6 November 2019 · by Amy O'Meara

 On 22 October, we held a two-hour #ChatDojo Twitter Chat. This was a lively session where community members had the opportunity to share feedback and answer questions. We’d like to thank everyone who took part and also share some key findings from the discussion. Topics of interest We conducted a poll on Twitter and in our Facebook group in advance in order to find out what topics would be of interest. The most popular suggestions were: Increasing the percentage of girls in Dojos Online courses and training Fundraising… Read More

Embarking on a new role with the Foundation

5 November 2019 · by Nuala McHale

Today we are excited to share the news that Giustina is returning from maternity leave and embarking on a new role in the Raspberry Pi Foundation as Director of Strategic Partnerships. Giustina has contributed so much to the CoderDojo movement over the past 7 years since joining as the very first employee of the Foundation. We are so excited to see her continue to be involved in CoderDojo and contribute to the movement.  “I remember the day that James Whelton approached me about joining what would ultimately become known as the CoderDojo Foundation. We had… Read More

“One big family”: How two clubs teamed up for EU Code Week

23 October 2019 · by Amy O'Meara

Many clubs across our community took part in awesome EU Code Week activities this month. Two teams took their activities a step further by connecting across Europe and collaborating with each other. Connections made across Europe Club leaders Manos and Zita first connected in May through the European Schoolnet Academy. Manos has been running his Dojo in Votanikos since 2018 and has been involved in various projects within the Raspberry Pi community, including translating content into Greek. Zita runs the Cois Barry Code Club in Wexford and has also been a long-standing… Read More

How to develop your team by providing leadership stretch

27 September 2019 · by Nuala McHale

As Dojos get older, thinking about sustainability matters more and more. We know that a key challenge for older clubs is ensuring a wider team of mentors or volunteers are able to manage different aspects of a Dojo, so that a Dojo is not dependent on one person to run. Champions can help mentors develop leadership skills and take on more responsibilities of the club. This has been shown to empower volunteers. Spending time together as a group, learning about each other, trusting and giving mentors the space to try new things means that the Dojo… Read More