Since 2019, Riviera DEV has started training school teachers as well as donating hardware to help them teach computer science to kids.
In our first two compains, we trained more than 60 public primary school teachers from Nice, and gave 24000€ worth of hardware, including 42 laptops.
Those teachers in turn trained almost 1800 students to teach them the basics of programming with Scratch, which will help them understand how computers work, and hopefully get them to consider computer science as a career later.
Given kids in primary schools have a much greater diversity than the people that currently study computer science, in terms of origins, gender and social class, we hope our action will lead to greater diversity in computer science students.
Riviera DEV made a donation of half the budget for hardware, the rest was kindly contributed by our dear school sponsors. Thank you very much!
Thanks to our sponsors @RedHat and @LunatechLabs we were once again able to train +30 primary school teachers in @scratch teaching, and to donate 37 laptops and 10 sets of Scratch cards so they in turn can train lots of children and get them to discover programming! pic.twitter.com/q8DcSYr7No— RivieraDEV (@RivieraDEV) May 31, 2022
Riviera DEV is not just for sharing our passion amongst professionals, but also sharing it with the next generations! And fun, also :) If you'd like to sponsor our next trainings and donations, please get in touch! pic.twitter.com/fyHA0eJzfh— RivieraDEV (@RivieraDEV) May 31, 2022
Les enseignants sont là et tout le monde est très concentré 😊 pic.twitter.com/j5W8cKPp7J— RivieraDEV (@RivieraDEV) June 15, 2019
Et voilà, c'est livré ! 42 laptops, 6 MakeyMakeys, 2 Lego Boosts, 1000 cartes Scratch imprimées sur supports plastiques, dont une série spéciale MakeyMakey par @SaskiaLois, soit 13 000 € de matériel pour les écoles des Alpes-Maritimes. pic.twitter.com/RadIt5TUql— RivieraDEV (@RivieraDEV) September 9, 2019
Nos laptops se baladent dans les écoles et depuis quelques mois les élèves s'initient à la programmation avec Scratch ! pic.twitter.com/LZTx4VTkon— RivieraDEV (@RivieraDEV) December 11, 2019