Capital Digital

Finalist

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Summary

Young migrants from the poorest neighbourhoods of Brussels teach their younger brothers, sisters and peers to code on the PC and tablet.

Capital Digital trains 15-20 year old migrant and asylum seekers in technical and pedagogical skills to teach coding and programming to their younger 9-12 year old peers in the poorest neighbourhoods of Brussels in a playful and didactic way. This first work experience will enhance the youngster’s confidence to choose a fitting career and to find a job. It allows them to connect with each other in a constructive way and to enjoy the role of educating their younger peers. The project also encourages young children to enjoy and enhance their IT skills, which are becoming increasingly important in our competitive society. Moreover, Capital Digital helps children to grow from consumers to creative producers: it is fun to play games, but it is even more exciting to make your own game.

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