CoderDojo Partners Up With BOI

28th October 2015

Posted In: FYI

Bank of Ireland announced an partnership with the CoderDojo Foundation, which will see Dojos hosted in more than 50 local communities using Bank of Ireland branches nationwide.

Bank of Ireland will support CoderDojo in facilitating children and young people coming together to experience the world of coding and technology in local community environments. The foundation provides an informal setting where children as young as seven years old are taught to code by trained volunteers.

Speaking at the launch Mary Moloney, CEO of CoderDojo said: “Currently CoderDojo is playing a vital role in addressing the technology and digital skills gap. Coding is a new literacy and every child should have the opportunity to develop these 21st century skills which are of crucial importance to succeed in an increasingly connected world. Europe is expected to face a shortfall of up to 900,000 ICT jobs by 2020. The CoderDojo and Bank of Ireland partnership is crucial for us in meeting a real Irish need by providing clubs at which young people can learn how to create with technology in a fun, high energy, social environment”.

Pictured L-R: Laura Lynch, Head of Youth Banking at Bank of Ireland and Mary Moloney , CEO at CoderDojo with Lillie (11) and Mia Murphy (9).

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