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Partnership with Code Kids

Partnership with Code Kids

Digital Kent has partnered with Code Kids, a fantastic programme set up to teach children coding!

This children’s coding club set up by Kent computing expert Monika Gumber is celebrating being the only UK winner at worldwide competition, Earth Week 2022 Build Challenge.

Of the four Code Kids teams entered, all-girl team ‘Girls Empire’, all between the ages of 8 and 10, was selected as one of just 27 winners out of 100 plus global entries!

A collaboration between The Met Office and Minecraft Education Edition, the online competition facilitated by Cobblestone Collective called for inventions to fight climate change.

Girls Empire created a Minecraft world incorporating small changes such as houses with rainwater harvesting and cleansing systems to aid local farming and reduce CO2, more use of solar energy, cycle paths, plastic-free and no-packaging supermarkets, and upcycling units where residents can repurpose waste.

Monika set up Code Kids Kent in 2019 for children aged 7-13 after struggling to find a coding club for her daughter. Using engaging technologies such as AR/VR, Minecraft and Lego-Robotics, the club teaches coding in a fun, interactive way.

Monika said: “I want to open up the fascinating world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) to as many children as possible and in particular, encourage girls into the sector".

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We are so impressed by Monika and the Code Kids for winning such an amazing award! Code Kids is exactly the kind of project we want to support here at Digital Kent - upskilling the community, teaching people valuable digital skills and encouraging digital sustainability! Well done to everyone involved.

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