- 26th Aug 2021
There are 12,000 volunteers in 2386 Dojos, and they do all sorts of things to help their clubs.
You do not need to be a programmer to mentor at a Dojo! A lot of mentors are attendees' parents who have no technical experience at all when they start. Dojos benefit from having mentors with different skills, backgrounds, and levels of knowledge who provide support and encouragement to CoderDojo youth (Ninjas). The clubs also need general volunteers who focus on organising the events.
The CoderDojo Foundation was established in 2013 by CoderDojo co-founder James Whelton. Due to CoderDojo’s rapid growth, they needed a structured entity to support and help scale up, which is where the Foundation comes in. CoderDojo and the Foundation share the same vision: every child worldwide should have the opportunity to learn code and to be creative with technology in a safe & social environment.
In 2017, the CoderDojo Foundation joined forces with the Raspberry Pi Foundation to further accelerate their mission and vision globally.