New coding classes for kids added to schedule thanks to new instructors
The Kids Life Skills ASBL, the non-profit organization that offers logic and computer coding classes to children ages 4–10, has added three new classes in Luxembourgish to its schedule for the 2019–2020 school year. With the aim of reaching more children in and around Luxembourg City, the organization has recently recruited a new team of multilingual instructors and coaches to lead its classes and workshops.
“We started out small last year, with three classes in English. These proved popular but I wanted to reach more local children, who often come from different language backgrounds, ” explains Ronen Even Tzur, experienced FinTech entrepreneur and Founder of Kids Life Skills. “Over the summer, we’ve actively recruited new coaches and instructors with a wide range of mother tongues and are happy to be able to now offer our coding classes, aimed at ages 4–6 and 7–10, in both Luxembourgish and English. In early 2020 we hope to add additional languages, such as French, Gurman or Portuguese.”
Kids Life Skills was launched in December 2018 with the aim of teaching children the key technical and life skills they will likely need to become successful in the tech-heavy future. The classes introduce children to the concepts of logic, programming, and algorithms in a step-by-step manner through interactive, hands-on games and activities. Younger children play group games and practice programming robots, while older children move to on-screen learning, using kid-focused programs such as Scratch to begin coding their own games and animations.
In addition to holding weekend classes during the school year, Kids Life Skills also offers short workshops for children, parents, and educators on different topics related to digital skills. This Sunday, September 15th, a free intro to a coding workshop in Luxembourgish will be held for children ages 7–10 at the House of Startups.