What We Do

Improving volunteers’ experience and development

17 May 2022 · by Nuala McHale

Volunteers are the backbone of CoderDojo — without the thousands of people who have given their time and skills over the last ten years, CoderDojo simply would not exist. We want everyone who volunteers with us to have a great experience, irrespective of where they are, how long they are involved, or their specific role. In line with this, we are working to improve the CoderDojo volunteer experience for current and future volunteers. Community input Over the coming months, we will be developing additional training resources specifically for CoderDojo volunteers. We’d like you to help shape them. To… Read More

How the STEMUp Educational Foundation embraced adversity to create success

9 February 2022 · by CoderDojo

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 access to STEM across Sri Lanka. Now, the foundation has over 1,200 active members (all volunteers), and works with numerous organisations across the world to help support their mission. After joining forces with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, they have recently become… Read More

What we achieved in 2021

17 December 2021 · by Nuala McHale

What a year! Despite the challenges that continue to be caused by the pandemic, we are incredibly proud of everyone in the CoderDojo community, for your positivity, resilience, and commitment to safety. Regardless of activity you and your Dojo have been able to do this year we would like to thank you for your efforts. Looking back on the year During 2021 over 700 Dojos have run either online or in-person sessions during 2021. Volunteers have been learning how to use video-conferencing tools. They’ve live streamed code-a-long… Read More

We’re Hiring! Global Community Coordinator

8 September 2021 · by Nuala McHale

Description Location: Ireland (remote) Salary: €28,500 – €33,750 p.a. full-time equivalent, dependent on experience Basis: Permanent; full-time, part-time or flexible Eligibility: You must be eligible to work in Ireland and travel to the UK, or be eligible to work in the UK. About us The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK-based educational charity working to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world. We want more people to be able to harness digital technologies for work, to solve problems that matter to them, and to express themselves creatively. Established in 2008 and first known for… Read More

What we learned visiting online sessions

11 June 2021 · by Nuala McHale

To support CoderDojos running online, we regularly conduct safeguarding visits to online sessions. This enables us to see how Dojos are running and provide any additional guidance to volunteers.  So far in 2021, we’ve visited online sessions hosted in Colombia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, India, Iraq, Ireland, Italy, Romania, Spain, the UK and the USA. Below are the key things we learned about the ways Dojos are operating during this time. Scratch demonstration during an online Dojo. Image credit: Alessandra Bilardi, @abilardi (Twitter) Some initial stats Of the Dojos we… Read More

How Dojos in India got involved in global coding competitions in 2020!

10 December 2020 · by vasu

Competitions around coding have become more and more popular in recent years, and the real-world impact of these competitions shows young people what they can achieve with coding and computing beyond the classroom. Participating in coding competitions is fun, enjoyable, and rewarding, and also helps young people see the power of collaboration.   In this blog post, we are going to highlight some Dojos and Ninjas from India who have participated in competitions in 2020!  Color the code: Holi challenge In March this year, we launched the ‘Color the Code: Holi challenge’. We… Read More