Free Tech Education for the Youth

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Free Tech Education for the Youth

Free Tech Education for the Youth

Digital Notion Academy By Digital Notion Academy

Today's technology is more fast-paced than ever. Digital Notion Academy provides 16 to 24-year-olds with a course where they can learn how to code with a real-life and functional project.

City of Westminster Idea stage

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As a software development company, Digital Notion often receive CVs from qualified students that have no experience in coding or truly understand what it takes to be involved in this industry. Unfortunately, we only learn if they are a fit by placing them within a project and seeing if they can adapt. This is detrimental to both us and the individual, as sometimes their lack of experience holds them back from being able to work efficiently. When this happens, they are not able to continue further with us. This not only can crush their confidence, but also make them doubt their employment in this field. With us, they will never be navigating tasks alone. Each project is assigned a team of 4 to 6 developers and we are there to help them understand each and every facet of this endeavor. The only skills required of the students are an eagerness to learn and willingness to accept feedback.

What we'll deliver:

  • 4 experienced developers training 12 young people on how to code, build websites, and develop apps over 8 months

Why it's a great idea:

Our goal is to make the apps that the students work on become successful world-wide. By doing this, we give them substantial proof that they have worked on an outstanding concept that is available to the public. They can then have better opportunities in becoming a full-time or freelance coder/developer and we would like to get them there with less than a year of training. Other courses can take anywhere from 8 months to 2 years, but DNA builds on the skills they already have while giving them practical experience.

Steps to get it done:

  • Hiring 3 more developers to teach the program
  • Promoting the program on social media and marketing
  • Encouraging applications
  • Reviewing applications
  • Launching the program on 1 December 2021

We have already launched this endeavor and have been working with young people in the realms of website and media development. It is our goal to make this program more accessible to at-risk youth, and provide them with opportunities to learn creatively and outside of the normal methods they are used to.

Location City of Westminster

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How will the money be spent?Total £54,736

Costs of FutureCoders in order to train and engage 12 young people - £20,000 (37%)
3 Senior Developers of Digital Notion - £11,250 (21%)
Marketing & Advertising - £10,000 (18%)
Enrolling each student in a self-empowerment & mindfulness course - £5,000 (9%)
Adminstrative costs - £3,750 (7%)
Other - £4,736 (9%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

37%
Costs of FutureCoders in order to train and engage 12 young people
£20,000
21%
3 Senior Developers of Digital Notion
£11,250
18%
Marketing & Advertising
£10,000
9%
Enrolling each student in a self-empowerment & mindfulness course
£5,000
7%
Adminstrative costs
£3,750
9%
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£4,736
  • Spacehive fees
    £2,500
  • Transaction Fees
    £1,736
  • VAT
    £500

Total £54,736

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