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 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 get in contact to discuss further.

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

Who should join?

Our programs are for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth, from those who are not certain about what career path to choose to those who have high aspirations to achieve success and help their community through social and economic development.

Below are some of the many skills you will acquire through our programs:

  • How to a start business
  • Startup marketing skills
  • Coding Skills
  • Leadership and management skills
  • Business management skills
  • Networking experience
  • Financial literacy
  • Greater confidence
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Planning and development skills

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

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