Coding Tomorrow

Coding Tomorrow

We provide coding tutorials to improve digital skills of the children, who are the future builders of the gigabit society, and raise a generation that does not only consume but also produce technology.

  • New ideas are powered by imagination.

    As part of the Coding Tomorrow project launched in partnership with the Habitat Foundation, we have been providing coding tutorials to children aged between 7-14 across Turkey since August 2016.

    The aim is to give the children an understanding of the four core values of the “Do It Yourself” culture: imagine, design, do and share. We believe this will make it possible to raise a generation that does not only “consume” but also “produces” technology”. The tutorials trigger the children’s imagination and allow them to transform their ideas into designs. In our tutorials, we use a program called “Scratch” developed by MIT, which is recognized as the best technical university of the world. “Scratch” allows the kids to get the gist of programming and do exercises release their creativity and build their fantasy world and design their own games.
 
    • Our coding tutorials have reached out to 12.130 children in 30 cities so far.

      49% of the Coding Tomorrow participants are girls. We also included the children of 200 hundred company employees in the program and provided them with tutorials in Istanbul and Ankara. In August 2017, we made the tutorials available to the children of BTK (Information and Communication Authority) employees and introduced 60 of them to coding. We continue to provide tutorials in 2018. We gave 750 children the opportunity to experience robotics through the 6 hackathons we have hosted. In February 2017, we started to include Syrian children in our country in our program and provided coding tutorials to approximately 750 refugee children in Şanlıurfa, Kilis and Istanbul. Girls constituted 62% of the children who participated in the tutorials delivered by 25 volunteer educators,10 of them being Syrian. We held a hackathon with the participation of 80 Syrian and 45 Turkish children. According to the results of the pre-tests and post-tests conducted as part of the tutorials, the number of children who want to be software developers increased from 23% to 50%.

Coding Tomorrow
I’m 18 years old, and a senior in high school. I started coding at a young age, and I’ve learned some basic coding languages. When I became aware of the Coding Tomorrow project, I wanted to be a part of it to improve myself, and to teach younger children how to code. As students, we have already been learning from our teachers, but there’s a new concept now: “learning while teaching.” It makes me happy to teach others the things I have learned. Teaching what I’ve known to other people in different age groups, through different channels, and using coding while doing that, helps me improve myself.
Berk Sürücü
Bahçeşehir Science and Technology High School / Volunteer Instructor
Kapat
 
Geri Kapat
 
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