CoderDojo WA is a Western Australian network of community coding clubs (Dojos) building digital literacy skills amongst young people aged 7-17

What is a Dojo?

A CoderDojo is a fun, free and social learning environment that inspires young people aged 7-17 (Ninjas) to learn coding, improve their digital literacy skills and work on individual projects with assistance from Mentors.

Why & how did the Foundation get involved?

In 2013 we established CoderDojo WA because we believe that digital literacy is an essential skill and we want every child to have the opportunity to learn how to code.

We support the global, open source CoderDojo movement by providing 21st century-skill training sessions to Mentors and Champions so that they are equipped to activate, and provide continued support to, their own Dojos.

In 2016 we have over 40 Dojos in WA that are supported by over 50 Champions, 150 Mentors and attended by over 800 Ninjas.

Read our CoderDojo WA Overview to find out more. 

“More than anything else, it has taught [my kids] the rules of logic essential to all computer programming”


Owen Cater, Parent of a Ninja

A unique model

The beauty of the CoderDojo concept is that you don’t need to know how to code to start a Dojo or provide assistance as a Mentor. Young people are able to help each other with creative digital projects that improve their coding skills, in guided spaces that are supportive and safe. Clubs aren’t contingent on the presence of skilled instructors, and thus the CoderDojo model can activate future programming whizz kids in any location.

By fostering a community of coders amongst Ninjas, Mentors, Champions, parents and professionals, CoderDojo WA is providing the opportunity for development and innovation in a field of almost unlimited potential, equipping our youth with skills for the future.

CoderDojos have one rule: BE COOL (AND MAKE IT FUN!)

Who is involved?

Ninjas: Young people aged 7-17 who come along to learn how to code and improve their digital literacy skills.

Champions: The coordinator for Dojo sessions. You don’t need to know how to code to be a Champion!

Mentors: Passionate people who support the Champion and assist the Ninjas. Mentors range from education or tech students, to parents, to professionals in these sectors who are looking to share their knowledge

For more information please visit the CoderDojo WA website.

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