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Computer coding club seeks volunteer mentors

Young graduates of Carrick-on-Suir's Coderdojo computer coding club.

Young graduates of Carrick-on-Suir's Coderdojo computer coding club.

A new Carrick-on-Suir club that teaches computer coding to children and teenagers has issued an apeal for more Information Technology/programming experts to volunteer to assist the club’s members.

Carrick-on-Suir’s Coderdojo Club was established eight months ago and already has a waiting list of 26 young people seeking to join.

Brian Kelly, one of the Club’s founders, explained that Coderdojo is an Irish led global movement of coding clubs for young people where they can learn about computer programming and computer technology in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.

“Coderdojos are free and open to any child to attend. Mentors and champions volunteer their time and skills while venues such as Comeragh College donate their space and facilities freely to enable the movement to remain open and free,” he told The Nationalist.

“Carrick-on-Suir’s Coderdojo Club was started last May with approximately 12 children and has progressed to two classes with a total of 26 children aged fom seven to 17 attending each Tuesday from 6.30pm to 8pm at Comeragh College.”

Brian said there is currently a waiting list of 26 children, who would like to attend the Coderdojo Club but they haven’t enough mentors to work with them.

“Anybody who feels they have the necessary IT/programming skills and the free time to volunteer each Tuesday evening are more than welcome to come along and see what it’s all about,” he said.

Mr Kelly thanked and paid tribute to the Club’s sponsors Carrick-on Suir-Credit Union, D&S Painting and Decorating, John Hearn Hardware, Mizzoni Pizza and Comeragh College for their generosity.

Carrick-on-Suir Coderdojo Club can be contacted at coderdojocos@gmail.com

 
 
 

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