KizCode

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KizCode

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KizCode is a social enterprise which aims to empower girls and young women in underprivileged communities and minority groups through digital education technology and coding.

Haringey Idea stage

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We started KizCode workshops in Turkey, specifically in underprivileged communities. We are collaborating with some technology companies in Turkey. We are also working with Turkish Airlines to deliver workshops in Africa on how to code. We would like to bring our skills in working with underprivileged communities in Turkey to develop workshops that address the specific needs of migrant communities in the UK, particularly London. Therefore, we use technology not just to promote technical skills, but also to address the integration problem. In this way, we aim to contribute also to economic development. This initiative arises from my own experience as a Kurdish woman in Turkey, I recognised the difficulties and disadvantages facing girls and young women when they try to become independent and earn their own living. When I came to London to progress my education, I recognised the similarity between my own experience and that of young migrant populations in London.

What we'll deliver:

  • Educate girls and young women in disadvantaged communities
  • Helping social integration in London
  • Establishing a network to aid young women's economic independence
  • Contributing to the UK's digital skill base
  • Addressing the gender inequality in technology
  • Improving the mental health of girls and women in minority communities

Why it's a great idea:

The workshops address issues of psychological wellbeing, social integration, and language use (implicit pedagogy) through a focus on coding skills and making skills (explicit pedagogy). They provide an opportunity for intergenerational dialogue between mothers and daughters, in a technical and social context, not a domestic one. The implicit pedagogy concerns how to negotiate the creation of a new social identity, both through learning new technical skills and new means of interaction and how to learn a new language, as well as the new cultural horizons that the language implies. By these means, it is intended that wellbeing, particularly positive mental health, will be engendered through gaining confidence in practice and in social interaction. Evidence from the workshops that have already taken place, for example, in countering the negative effects of domestic violence on girls’ behaviour, establishes the validity of this approach.

Steps to get it done:

  • Booking a workshop venue
  • Getting the equipment together for a maker workshop
  • Co-ordinating volunteers and workshop facilitator

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Location Haringey

Haringey has 6 other projects and £1,275,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

North London with a high percentage of Turkish, Kurdish and other migrant populations.

Council

London Borough of Enfield

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How will the money be spent?Total £7,304

Workshop hire - £3,200 (44%)
Instructor fees - £1,600 (22%)
Equipment - £1,400 (19%)
Refreshments - £400 (5%)
Other - £704 (10%)

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.

44%
Workshop hire
£3,200
22%
Instructor fees
£1,600
19%
Equipment
£1,400
5%
Refreshments
£400
10%
Other
£704
  • Spacehive fees
    £330
  • Transaction Fees
    £308
  • VAT
    £66

Total £7,304

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