Kids! Have a look around you. Software is everywhere!
Don’t get left behind. Master the new Super Power!
“Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better, creates a way of thinking about things that I think is helpful in all domains.” – Bill Gates – Chairman, Microsoft
“Here we are, 2014, we ALL depend on technology to communicate, to bank, and none of us know how to read and write code. It’s important for these kids, right now, starting at 8 years old, to read and write code.” – will.i.am – Musician/The Black Eyed Peas and Entrepreneur
“An understanding of computer science is becoming increasingly essential in today’s world. Our national competitiveness depends upon our ability to educate our children – and that includes our girls – in this critical field.” – Sheryl Sandberg – Chief Operating Officer, Facebook
“Learning to code is useful no matter what your career ambitions are.” – Arianna Huffington – Founder, The Huffington Post
We believe that the South African educational system is outdated and that children should learn the basics of computer programming from elementary school level. Just like all children have biology at school, but won’t necessarily become doctors, all children should have programming (IT), even if they won’t become computer programmers. There are so many advantages gained by learning these skills, stretching from creativity and basic logical thinking, to improved mathematics skills.
“Coders change the world. They build new, amazing things faster than ever before. Anyone with imagination can learn to write code.”
SVP Consumer Business, Amazon.com
“To best prepare for life in the 21st century, today’s students should ideally learn basic computer programming.”
Dr. Mehmet Oz
Cardiothoracic Surgeon, Author, and TV Personality
“Computers play an increasingly larger role in all fields of science; they’re helping us explore outer-space and our solar system. Whether you want to become a doctor or an astronaut, it would help to learn the basics of computer programming.”
Astronaut, NASA Education Administrator