Under the Meet and Code program, Code Club Ukraine has implemented 14 projects!

Under the Meet and Code program, Code Club Ukraine has implemented 14 projects!

All-Ukrainian educational initiative Code Club Ukraine takes part in Meet and Code every year! This year the regional branches of the initiative with the support of partner NGOs won 14 grants for 126,000 hryvnias! This year's participation in Meet and Code presented the implementation of 14 important projects, as well as useful prizes.

In 2021, 5 regions of Code Club Ukraine took part in the Meet and Code program: Lviv, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kryvyi Rih, Luhansk and Odesa. More than 200 children took part in the events and projects that won grants. The whole process was accompanied by mentors of Code Club Ukraine and curators of the regions.

All projects prepared and implemented within the framework of Meet and Code were dedicated to innovations, the ability to use and implement them, which is useful for society and the planet in general. The topics of the projects drew attention to the issues of ecology, culture and art.

Code Club Kryvyi Rih won 2 grants and implemented interesting activities:

  • 3D Friday for students from the village of Ordo-Vasylivka. Explore the possibilities of TinkerCad and study 3D modeling.

  • Online course "Traveling in Ukraine": creating an animated story / game about your homeland with the help of Scratch.

3 projects were implemented by Code Club Lviv with the support of the Charitable Organization "I Want to Live" Charitable Foundation in cooperation with the Lviv Regional Library for Children. All classes were held for children of veterans and participants of anti-terrorist operation / environmental protection:

  • Create a cartoon using Powtoon.

  • Create comics in Storyboard That. Script development and decoration.

  • Creating on Tinkercad platform own 3D model of the character Among Us - video games for social deduction.

Code Club Luhansk region held three online events and brought together 45 participants, including students and mentors:

  • Three-day online school Coach for Coaching, which resulted in the title of Code Club mentor, the first attempts at mentoring and cooperation with experienced mentors-programmers. The school's graduates will soon be teaching initiatives in the new semester.

  • Scratch battles between mentors and their students. During the two-part online tournament, participants presented their projects on environmental protection, animals, and even the future of the Code Club 2500.

  • HackerRank Sessions is a two-day academy for teenagers, the core of which is the intensive coding rate on the CodecAcademy and HackarRank platforms.

Code Club Odessa has implemented 3 projects dedicated to socially important topics:

  • "Circus without animals: why it's important." Master class on programming for children 8-10 years.

  • IT security training for teenagers 13-15 years old.

  • STOP global warming. Master class on programming for children 10-12 years "Climate change and global warming".

Importantly, the Odessa region focused on encouraging girls to program and STEM science. Therefore, almost 30% of the children participating in the three projects were girls.

Code Club Ivano-Frankivsk - record holders of this year's initiative in the number of grants - implemented 5 projects here!

With the support of the NGO "Roboklub IF":

  • Online competition-hackathon on programming on Scratch "Green Coding": gathered 11 teams, 33 participants, 8 mentors, prizes for 3 thousand UAH.

  • Logical online quest "Girls in the world of IT": 96 participants, 33 finalists, 3 winners, prizes of 3 thousand UAH.

With the support of the NGO "Union of Ukrainian Youth", Kyiv:

  • Online competition "Discover Ukraine with Scratch": 10 teams, 30 participants, 9 mentors, prizes of 5 thousand UAH.

  • Online course "Your 3D world in Tinkercad". Within the framework of this project, a 3D printer for the Code Club cell was purchased together with PNU, CYM and Uhornytsia Lyceum.

With the support of the NGO "Women's Hundred", Kryvyi Rih:

  • Online course for the development of Android applications "Code to discover Europe". Purchased a magnetic marker board, camera, speakers, stationery, books and basic Arduino kits for the Code Club.

All of these events took place as part of the Meet and Code initiative, funded by SAP and the German Federal Ministry of the Interior. In Ukraine, Meet and Code is implemented by the GURT Resource Center in cooperation with TechSoup Europe and Haus des Stiftens gGmbH.