STEMUP Educational Foundation Named “National Partner” of CoderDojo Foundation in Sri Lanka

STEMUP Educational Foundation, the non-profit organization that focuses on deepening science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) knowledge among Sri Lankan students, has been named CoderDojo’s National Partner in Sri Lanka. STEMUP has been handpicked for this nomination in recognition of its CoderDojo initiatives in the country that have delivered outstanding results since 2017.

CoderDojo is a global movement of free, volunteer-run, community-based coding clubs for kids ages 7-17 where they can learn to code, build a website, build an app or game, and explore technology in an informal, creative and social environment. Within the CoderDojo movement, the focus is on peer-to-peer learning, youth mentoring, and self-directed learning. The movement aims to help young people realize that they can build a positive future through coding and community. He believes that understanding programming languages ​​is increasingly important in the modern world, that it is both better and easier to learn these skills early, and that no one should be denied the opportunity to do so. To do. CoderDojo is part of the Raspberry Pi Foundation family.

The STEMUP Educational Foundation has spearheaded the CoderDojo initiative in Sri Lanka since 2017 by establishing the “CoderDojo Sri Lanka”. As a result, the organization now has over 20 Dojos in different locations across the country. STEMUp developed CoderDojo in Sri Lanka in part through its “Train the Trainer” sessions. This training initiative enables a network of 300 volunteers to run dojos in their local communities. CoderDojo Sri Lanka hosts the training sessions mostly in computer centers and focuses on teaching the basics of computer programming and physical computing. CoderDojo Sri Lanka has also extended its reach to libraries in Colombo, through its CoderDojo@Libraries initiative and its strategic alignment with SLT-Mobitel to host Dojos at SLT-Mobitel centers across the island during weekends.

Commenting on the partnership, Prabhath Mannapperuma – Director of STEMUP Educational Foundation said, “At STEMUP, we are truly excited to take our partnership with the CoderDojo Foundation to the next level by becoming the National Partner for Sri Lanka. Over the years, we have put a lot of effort into rolling out the CoderDojo initiative across Sri Lanka and the results have been very promising. This partnership will definitely help us open more opportunities for students in Sri Lanka.

Sonja Bienert – Senior Community Manager at CoderDojo Foundation commented: “I am delighted that STEMUP is acting as a national partner of CoderDojo in Sri Lanka. We worked incredibly well together during their time as a growth partner, building the CoderDojo community to provide free, accessible clubs for young people to be creative with technology. I look forward to seeing what they will accomplish as a national partner and am delighted that the Sri Lankan community now enjoys great support in the country.

The STEMUP Educational Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and inspire students to be interested in pursuing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) degrees and careers. The mission of the organization is fulfilled through the programs and resources it offers to the South Asian community. The Foundation provides educational opportunities and resources for everyone. Most of its resources are also offered free of charge as part of the vision to become a national model of passionate support for STEM education.

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