Code For Hope is an initiative by Teach For India Fellows from Mumbai to teach students from under-resourced communities to code and build simple electronic devices to improve their standard of living. At the heart of Code For Hope, we intend to light that spark of interest to make our students successful problem solvers by building their creative and logical thinking skills.
It all began when we started teaching a few kids to use Python to program the Raspberry Pi – a 35$ mini computer used across the world to teach kids to code. Around a month later, we realized that by sharing our learning with teachers across the world, we could enable more teachers and students to build their own projects by equipping them with the basic skills required to work with the Raspberry Pi.
Dhruv is the creator of Code For Hope, and began the project with two of his students, Vijay and Akash. He has seen great potential in his students and hope to replicate it with students across Mumbai.
Sanjana is the co-creator of Code For Hope. She is in charge of content and is passionate about coding.
Arko is a 2016 Teach For India Fellow. Originally from Kolkata, he is passionate about technology, education, food and cricket. He is a firm believer of the fact that where you come from should not determine where you can go. His responsibility is executing the lesson plans with his students and modifying the content of the site based on his experiences.