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9th February 2022

How the STEMUp Educational Foundation embraced adversity to create success

In January, our Global Community Coordinator, Izzy, caught up with Prabhath Mannapperuma, one of STEMUp’s directors. Prabhath shared how Dojos in Sri Lanka are dealing with the challenges of the last two years, and what they have planned for 2022. STEMUp Educational Foundation was founded in 2016 by four friends who wanted to improve children’s …

28th September 2020

Redgate coding club: Making an impact online during lockdown

Redgate is a software company based in Cambridge, UK, and is a supporter of the Raspberry Pi Foundation. Our colleague, Kat Codlin from the Raspberry Pi Foundation Partnerships team, caught up with Redgate Tech Lead, Ally, to hear about how the company ran a successful online coding club during lockdown, and the resources that helped …

18th June 2020

How the CoderDojo community in Japan has adapted to change

In early June, Lucia Manzitti, Head of Code Club UK and Ireland, caught up with Yohei Yasukawa, co-founder of the CoderDojo Japan Association regional body, via video conference (you can learn more about CoderDojo regional bodies here). Lucia learned about how the CoderDojo Japan Association has adapted its model to support the CoderDojo community in …

12th June 2020

Annual survey results 2019

Every year, the team at the CoderDojo Foundation carries out an annual survey. All verified Dojos from around the world are invited to tell us about their club and experiences.  Of course, a lot has changed since we conducted the annual survey in the autumn of last year. The restrictions have meant that most Dojos …

27th May 2020

Connecting with Raspberry Pi accounts — more benefits, one account!

Our development team have been working hard over the last few months to deliver additional benefits to all our community members on the CoderDojo platform. By connecting your CoderDojo account with Raspberry Pi Foundation accounts (this platform belongs to the wider Foundation that CoderDojo is a part of), you will be able to avail of …

24th March 2020

A group of changemakers!

Vasu is the Club Programme Coordinator for India with the Raspberry Pi Foundation. In this blog, Vasu shares how a group of dedicated college students in Bengaluru took the initiative to start several Dojos in their community.   I met Mr. Jagadeesh, the placement head at APS College of Engineering in Bengaluru, India, at an …

5th November 2019

Embarking on a new role with the Foundation

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. …

7th June 2019

CoderDojo Foundation – Annual Report and Audit 2018

We are delighted to release our annual report and audit on the activities and success of the CoderDojo movement during 2018. It’s been another fantastic year for the Foundation and the global community that we support. In 2018 we celebrated 7 years of CoderDojo, supported Dojos in over 100 countries, launched in person training for …

7th June 2019

Opening new doors for young Travellers with CoderDojo

John Madden is a coordinator at Involve, an organisation that works to widen youth services for young people from the Traveller community in Ireland; involve, formerly the National Association of Traveller Centres, has the aim to improve the lives of young Travellers through inclusion and development. John shares the story of why he introduced CoderDojo …

28th May 2019

5 courses to develop your technical mentoring skills

When we asked volunteers what motivated them to get involved in their local Dojo one quarter mentioned ‘learning new skills’. Our online training courses provide a practical and free way for you to learn new skills to suit your schedule. You can then practice and develop these skills in future Dojo sessions so even more …

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