Joining Forces with United World Colleges for Coding Education

LeapLeaplearner is partnering with United World Colleges to teach more than 20 young women in Changshu how to code.

In the beginning of 2018, LeapLearner began partnering with UWC with the goal of bringing coding education to young women in Changshu, China. We began with a series of lessons for approximately 20 young women in grades 11 and 12. Throughout the course, the students learned both JavaScript and Python such that they could become fully versed in how to code using these languages. By teaching these young women how to program, we were able to open up opportunities for them to pass on their programming knowledge to other students in the local community and primary schools in Changshu.

This partnership is just one example of the recent efforts we’ve made to make coding education more accessible for students around the world. On China’s Children’s Day that took place in May 2018, LeapLearner partnered with KFC to create coding activities that children can participate in using fries, chicken nuggets and other items offered by the fast-food chain. Likewise, in July 2018, LeapLearner participated in the first children’s coding curriculum offered by Stanford University’s Technology Summer Camp.

UWC (United World Colleges) is a global education movement that makes education a force to unite people, nation and cultures for peace and a sustainable future. LeapLearner is excited to continue our partnership with UWC and hopes to expand our reach to additional communities both in China and across the globe.

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