CoderDojo First Nations

Coding and Entrepreneurship Programs

Our mission is to inspire and empower First Nations Youth with coding skills, confidence and opportunities to achieve their dreams and create a better world for all who live in it. By engaging with CoderDojo First Nations and supporting First Nations Youth to learn how to code, we could help Close the Gap.

In 2016, more than half (53%) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were aged under 25 years. Furthermore, Indigenous employment sits at a low 48%. Through disempowerment and lack of opportunity, the Indigenous community in Australia has the highest rate of suicide of any community in the world.

By empowering First Nations Youth, we could help re-shape these statistics and our communities.

How does it works?

CoderDojo First Nations partners with education organisations to run school-based Entrepreneurship and Coding programs for First Nations students or ALL students. If you would like to have CoderDojo First Nations at your school or in your community, please email d.foley@barayamal.com to discuss further.

What will we be doing?
Hands-on learning. No grades, no expectations. As well as coding, you could be designing video games or websites, creating awesome graphics, building electronic circuits or high tech clothing, or even making and editing films and music! Basically, anything related to computers, in any way!

CoderDojo First Nations is an initiative of Australia’s Indigenous business accelerator program, Barayamal – now known as a world leader in Indigenous Entrepreneurship.

CoderDojo First Nations Logo

CoderDojo First Nations Logo

Benefits

  • Entrepreneurship and Coding Skills
  • Leadership and Teamwork Skills
  • Greater Confidence
  • Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
  • Creative Thinking

Would you like to be involved? Register your interest to partner (communities, leaders, schools & sponsors) or volunteer (coders, ambassadors, mentors) by submitting the form below.

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