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Building Bots with Kids
Inspiring children to develop themselves in the fields of robotics and RPA
Nowadays it is extremely important that kids learn about technology to create additional future opportunities. We feel it is key to present this to children at an early age to allow them to become acquainted with the software (as well as the hardware) side of technology. Deloitte Impact Foundation’s Building Bots with Kids initiative teaches just that and inspires kids (aged 10-15) in a playful way, by making use of LEGO and software robots.
Building Bots with Kids
The goal of Building Bots with Kids is to lower the threshold for accepting technology and to prepare children for a future within which everyone will be expected to at least possess a small understanding of technology. In this fast-changing professional world, becoming familiar with technology at a young age is essential. Colleagues Naomi Heijlands and Thom Retra started this initiative which is supported by the Deloitte Impact Foundation.
Naomi: “Our sessions are for children aged 10-15. We want to take away the "fear" that programming is not for them. Your education does not necessarily have to be technical, but you really need to know how to use technology if you want to function well in our future society. We visit schools in the far reaches of the Netherlands. Thom has developed a track on which we first let the children play around with LEGO robots for half an hour. But we focus on the software robots.”’
Thom: “I think it is nice to see that children who are not very accustomed to technology are inspired by our trainings. We bring technology within their reach.”
We successfully organize free workshops in Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam and Eindhoven area where we aim to reach at least 1,000 children each year.
Video Building Bots with Kids
Deloitte’s Building Bots with Kids team visited a school in Amsterdam to teach kids more about robotics and RPA.
Get in touch
Would you like more information or do you know schools/networks where we could offer our workshops? Check out our onepager on the right and please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why does the Deloitte Impact Foundation exist? What is its purpose? How does it work? Read more here.
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