Coding School - Digitalstun.de
Digitalization vastly and rapidly changes society, especially the labor market. And while the Fourth Industrial Revolution is enabling new opportunities, it’s also contributing to a widening inequality gap.
To close the growing digital divide in Germany, Munich Hub aims to teach middle-school students from weak socioeconomic backgrounds the basics of coding. Our tutors use a hands-on, two-month curriculum to introduce and build coding capabilities and integrate coding frameworks into traditional lesson planning.
Children from weak social economic backgrounds
The digitalstun.de project recruited volunteer tutors who went to different partner schools to teach children our curriculum.
SHORT-TERM GOALS /RESULTS:
The project managed to reach about 250 students over the timespan of 4 years. The children were able to learn about the basics of coding and to experience the tech behind the tech.
LONG-TERM GOALS /RESULTS:
It was proposed to facilitate internships with technology companies for interested students who performed well in class. The long term impact however was not tracked in a profound way.
How many people did the project reach? ~250
How many Shapers participated? 2 main, ~3 supporting
How many sessions were held: 1 per school per semester. schools participated: 3
Empowered more than 250 students aged between 8 and 12 with coding skills. The initiative is based on the voluntary work of young professionals to prepare students for the labour market of tomorrow.