DigiLocal is helping young people access their digital talent. Our focus is on under-represented groups in the high tech industries e.g. girls, BAME, lower socioeconomic backgrounds. Our clubs and mentored coding sessions then nurture that passion towards a career in high tech. All our club sessions are online for the duration of the Coronavirus crisis, you can find out more here.
We know that 12% of young people nationally don’t have home access to the internet. So we’re also working to eliminate the digital divide in the UK. You can help us by donating a laptop here, or contributing to the costs of connectivity here.
We’d like to thank everyone that has donated to support young people’s education digitally. Your efforts have helped support over 500 young people.
We are working with a fantastic network of community charity partners (shown below) who provide the critical link to those young people. Each partner is expert is supporting young people from their communities and we’re honoured to be able to help them, help others.
If your company would like to partner with us to re-purpose equipment instead of disposing of it, please talk to us about our data sanitation and reuse programmes.
Clubs have access to loads of project guides but it’s more than just ‘teaching coding’. It’s about making rocket ships fly, navigating mazes, building chat bots, constructing platform games, tracking the International Space Station, and more!
We work closely with community centres, high tech companies, Universities, STEM Ambassadors and other partners across the region and internationally to deliver high quality, age-appropriate, scaffolded activities on a weekly basis.