Code in The Community is a community initiative in which Google is sponsoring free coding classes for 3,000 underprivileged children in Singapore, in conjunction with the four ethnic self help groups (CDAC, MENDAKI, SINDA and the Eurasian Association).
The program consists of 10-week terms in which kids learn either Scratch (8-11yo) or Python (12-15) in a fun and engaging way, allowing them to build digital literacy, confidence and resourcefulness.
At the end of the term, kids will have created a project that they can present to their parents and classmates, and also be empowered with resources to continue their learning journey at home.
The next run of Code in the Community starts in July, with classes at the following venues:
– Jurong West Public Library
– Sengkang Public Library
– Yishun Public Library
– Marine Parade Public Library
– Tiong Bahru Community Centre
A typical class consists of 20-25 students, with one instructor and four assistants. We are looking for volunteer instructor and assistants that can not just instruct but also inspire! Continue reading