Mozilla has partnered with charities Nesta and Nominet Trust to launch a programme that will aim to promote digital skills among children across the UK. The £225,000 Digital Makers fund and network will bring together organisations to support projects that target digital literacy for 4- to18-year-olds, the foundationhas announced.
The initiative comes on the back of a YouGov study commissioned by Mozilla that found that most British children want to learn how to code. Three-fourths of children online in the UK between the ages of 8 and 15 are ‘very or fairly’ interested in learning how to build websites, games, or mobile apps. Meanwhile, 67 per cent of them professed an interest in learning programming. Of those children, three per cent said they already know how.
by Rawiya Kameir