Tuesday 6 December 2016

Ireland can't afford to fall behind in IT skills for children

Mary Dunphy Moloney

Published 18/11/2015 | 02:30

'We need to ensure our young people are gaining relevant skills'
'We need to ensure our young people are gaining relevant skills'

Coding - what is it exactly? If you ask any of the kids involved in the CoderDojo movement, they'd very quickly answer without missing a beat: "It's the stuff I type that makes my computer do cool things."

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The intricacies of programming and coding are just another part of their world. They are developing the skills that allow them to build great websites, apps and games, all on their own.

CoderDojo, an Irish-founded charitable organisation and movement, now reaches more than 40,000 children and young people in 850 free-of-charge, volunteer-led clubs in 62 countries around the world every month.

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