Kids Coding Bootcamp
Published on July 7, 2016 um 23:41
Explain your idea in details:
The main objective of the Kids coding boot camp is to help and invoke kids to learn coding at an early stage. The activities will involve organizing camping events and kids coding competitions. The events in partnership with NGOs and tech companies will be focused on teaching kids in groups of ten or twenty coding for several days, by volunteers and team tutors. Thereafter given tasks to be solved as teams, there'll be competition between teams to build their ability to work in/as a team. Certificate of participation will be given to kids and special recognition awards to kids that perform excellently well based on their team ability, critical thinking and problem solving skills. These kids will also have the opportunity to represent their state/country at the last quarter kids coding competition. It is a developing idea and always open to modification.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
Technology and service provision now drive the economy of the world. This idea will go a long way in equipping the next generation of kids for the technological challenges of the future as we're training the next Twitter, Facebook or Google CEO or next android developer today. There's a shortage in this area of expertise in the world as both small, medium and big tech companies are constantly on the lookout for standout coders; through this initiative we'll discover/develop several standout young coders at a very young age by providing them with the platform to develop and excel. Several of these companies are ready to offer them a platform to train and develop them even further as this would improve the fortune of these companies and have an impact on the economy of the world. If this idea could be explored fully in poor nations, it can help in reducing the level of poverty by equipping the next generation of kids with the required skills to earn a living and lift their families from poverty. In the short term, the initiative should be able to train around 1000 kids annually.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
1. Key Partners- Schools, NGOs, Tech Companies
2. Key Activities- Coding Syllabus development, Volunteers(tutors), Marketing, Fund Raising.
3. Value Proposition- Kids learning the basic of coding , Developing the next generation coders today, Equipping kids to fill the coding shortage in tech companies
4. Customer Relationships, Volunteer/ paid Tutors teaches kids the basic of coding in teams of ten or twenty for a few days by team tutors. Thereafter given tasks to be solved as teams, there'll be competition between teams to build their ability to work in/as a team.
5. Customer Segments- Children between the ages of 4 and 14, Tech Companies
6. Key Resources- Tutors and Volunteers, Teaching experts.
7. Channels- Social media, NGOs, Tech Companies
8. Cost Structure- Administrative costs, Events organization costs, facilities costs
9. Revenue Streams- Personal/Individuals Donations, Crowdsourcing, Tech Companies
Competitors includes various boot camps all around the world and kids coding online initiatives
I'm Taiwo Yusuff, a 27 years old student of Web Science Masters' program at one of the pioneering University for Web Science studies in Europe. I had my Bachelors in Computer Science at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria where I had the chance to work with and be supervised by top notch professors. My passion for entrepreneurship made me to proceed to University of Koblenz-Landau to study Web Science, a course with modules in entrepreneurship, online consumer behavior, B2B and new product development. I've had the chance to take part in seminars and presentations deepening my team working ability and leadership skills.
Stage of Idea
conceptual stage, planning stage