The School of Science at Edith Cowan University (Joondalup Campus) is seeking volunteers to be a Mentor at ECU CoderDojo (see the Fogarty Foundation CoderDojo WA site). This is not only a very rewarding activity, but it also looks great on your CV!
CoderDojo is a volunteer-led, worldwide movement of free coding clubs for 7-17 year-old kids (Ninjas). Each Dojo varies and Ninjas who come along can learn how to code and improve their digital literacy skills by working with others and possibly even presenting work.
Who is involved?
Ninjas: Young people aged 7-17 who come along to learn how to code and improve their digital literacy skills.
Champions: The coordinator for Dojo sessions. You don’t need to know how to code to be a Champion!
Mentors: Passionate people who support the Champion and assist the Ninjas. Mentors range from education or tech students, to parents, to professionals in these sectors who are looking to share their knowledge.
The Dojo will be held on Saturday’s from 9am-11:30am (exact dates to be confirmed but hopefuly starting mid-February) and will be located in our computer labs in building 18 on level 2. All Mentors will need a current Working With Children check (WWC) and will need to complete an online Work Health and Safety induction (WHS).
If you are interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information regarding the WWC and WHS requirements/process.
So what are you waiting for? Get ready!