What is a Dojo?
A Dojo is a free, volunteer-led, community-based programming club for young people. Anyone aged 7 to 17 can visit a Dojo and learn to code, build a website, or create an app or game. Dojos are a space for young people to explore technology in an informal, creative, safe and social environment.
We promote a focus on youth mentoring, and on peer and self-led learning.
At CoderDojo, we want to help young people realise that they can build a positive future through coding.
We believe that:
- An understanding of programming languages is important in today's world
- It is easier to learn these digital skills early
- Everyone should have the opportunity to learn to code
The CoderDojo movement is formed of a global network of Dojos and the community of volunteers and young people that make them happen.
We want to make sure all young people at CoderDojo can develop their digital skills in a fun and safe environment. We’re committed to following best practices when it comes to safeguarding, and we do all we can to make sure that Dojo champions (volunteers who run Dojos) and other volunteers know how to protect themselves and the children they work with.
CoderDojo and the Raspberry Pi Foundation
The CoderDojo Foundation was established in Ireland in 2013 to support the CoderDojo movement. In 2017, the CoderDojo Foundation joined forces with the Raspberry Pi Foundation to bring coding opportunities to even more young people. Together, we are part of the largest worldwide movement that works to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world.
We hold ourselves to the highest standards in terms of governance, and we report regularly on our activities. Read our reports on the Raspberry Pi Foundation website.