Over the course of the last seven months, these volunteers have taught over 750 students from eight different schools through 28 sessions. And what a positive experience it has been for everyone! Not only was the team able to dispel the myth that computer programming is tough to learn, but went further to demonstrate the power of connected experiences to enrich local communities.
The students were thrilled to participate, share, and learn about how computing is so relevant in almost everything they do in their lives. And it wasn’t just them; their parents and teachers benefitted too. Not simply because the kids were not bothering them for an hour.
In fact, the courses have been so well-received that some schools are even considering adding them to their syllabi. So what better way to celebrate than with an early Christmas present last year, which has now turned into a lifelong learning gift for these students!
With such glowing feedback, it really does seem now that the need of the hour is the ‘Hour of Code’ – for everyone.