Stichting NewTechKids is pleased to announce that Google has awarded us with a grant to organize computer science and coding activities in Amsterdam Southeast during this year's EU Code Week (October 7-22, 2017). Specifically, we will organize a 'Rising Technologists Coding Road Show' in Amsterdam Southeast, a predominantly low-income, minority community. Rising Technologists is the term we use to describe kids in these communities who have the potential to become future technologists if they receive

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This week was eventful, with Stichting NewTechKids successfully kicking off our new after-school computer science bootcamps for primary school children in Amsterdam Southeast. The bootcamps are funded via the Google RISE Award which we were given last month by Google. We'll be teaching two 'Introduction to Computer Science' bootcamps for children ages 7-9 at two local schools which have a large number of students representing minority communities. These students come from families which cannot afford to pay for

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We're thrilled to announce the debut of Stichting NewTechKids (the NewTechKids Foundation). Stichting NewTechKids will focus on developing, testing and improving computer science curriculum, lesson plans and teaching materials as well as designing effective teacher training programs. Rather than coding or technical skills, our work will focus on providing children fthe ability to understand technology: how it works, why it works and how to think in order to create technology solutions. Our goal is to help kids develop

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