Code For Hope began as an experiment where I taught my students from an economically underprivileged school how to code using Python and use that knowledge to program the Raspberry Pi. In three weeks, they were able to not only write and execute programs that involved a significant amount of complexity, but also to solve problems in their community using a medium they had never been exposed to – Technology.
Through my journey at Teach For India, I have seen a lot of enthusiasm and curiosity in children. Most of the times, this is channeled to many unproductive (such as TV soaps), destructive ( drugs) activities, which harm the overall growth and academics of the child.
Code For Hope is an attempt to awaken the natural inventor in children by training teachers to introduce certain tools to their students which can help them build gadgets on their own to help solve problems in their community.
Fellow, Teach For India