Facility Live

Facility Live

Starting in 2017, FacilityLive pledged to make its FacilityLive Coding4Kids, a private coding session for 4th grade students,an all year round initiative in the hope of making the Europe Code Week more than just an annual event.

FacilityLive will organise a Coding4Kids event every month in order to give all the 4th grade students of the city of Pavia (500 kids every year) the chance to learn how to code by attending a dedicated coding session. In 2017 and 2018 FacilityLive will train 1,000 students in Pavia.

FacilityLive pledges to repeat this initiative every school year, including a specific training for teachers.

Moreover, to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Europe Code Week (October 7th-22nd, 2017), FacilityLive has launched the FacilityLive Coding4SmallValley,  a new initiative that extends the FacilityLive Coding4Kids experience to all actors of the city of Pavia, by giving teachers, parents, future entrepreneurs and policy makers the possibility to attend a tailored one shot private coding session during the Europe Code Week 2017.

 

Coding4Kids is a format developed by the Italian hi-tech startup FacilityLive, with the support of the Municipality of Pavia. It consists in a private coding session for 4th grade students to be held inside the headquarters of FacilityLive. Coding4Kinds aims to promote digital skills and help kids to start approaching the world of technology and coding. 

Pledge Category

Digital skills in education
Digital skills for all citizens

Pledge's geographical scope

Time period

Start date: 01/01/2017
End date: 30/06/2018

Other Pledge details

Local/National scope: Local
Public Funding: NO
Coding4Kids is totally self-funded by FacilityLive, and so it is our pledge.

Facility Live

FacilityLive is a search driven next generation technology for the organisation and management of information with patents granted in 44 countries worldwide.

Qualitative Impact

Coding4Kids aims to engage children to empower themselves for the future that awaits them, by letting them have fun trying coding. At the end of every session each kid receives a diploma from FacilityLive. The idea is to have a process of gamification and reward, ensuring that, once home, the children can continue on their path of discovery.
The key factors of the success of Coding4Kids are:
• The centrality of the students who learn coding as a new way to improve their creativity;
• The learning-by-doing method that is used to teach coding to the students;
• The location, i.e. FacilityLive’s headquarters, that shows students how the competences that they are going to learn can be used in real life;
• The tutors, that are real developers working for a very successful tech start-up scaling up globally, who have the real feeling to be protagonists as engaged citizens in their society too, by sharing their knowledge and their competences with students.

On the one hand the format increases the likelihood that children will continue on the coding path, on the other employees may be more inclined to engage in coding volunteering also outside their working environment. Teachers learn new ways of teaching and become a bridge between students and their parents with coding experts for potential self-organized spin-off sessions. Coding4Kids is, indeed, also a great chance of team building for students, teachers and employees and for community building among citizens of different age groups.

Thanks to FacilityLive Coding4SmallValley, primary school teachers, parents, future entrepreneurs and policy makers will have the possibility to attend a tailored one shot private coding classes. By getting children role models (in particular parents and teachers) involved in the initiative, FacilityLive aims to empower children with additional instruments for the full development of their future careers and their lives as citizens engaged in society. FacilityLive Coding4SmallValley, like FacilityLive Coding4Kids, offers indeed a great opportunity of team building for students, teachers, employees and for the whole community, while helping to tackle the digital skills gap bridging citizens of all age groups.

The initiative is totally funded by FacilityLive and it makes a significant impact by involving 58 people among policy makers, teachers, future entrepreneurs and parents, 35 software developers from the same territory and 500 families in Pavia. The aim of FacilityLive Founders Mariuccia Teroni and Gianpiero Lotito is to “give back to society” (in particular to the city of Pavia) opportunities similar to those they had during the 30 years they have been working together, with the Pavia ecosystem as a starting jump-base.

Quantitative Impact

Indicator Description Target Status
People trained face to face/ students primary education 4th grader (9 yo) that will receive private coding sessions in Pavia 1,000 Completed
People trained face to face/ IT representatives of the primary schools of Pavia IT representatives of the primary schools of Pavia that will receive a one shot private coding session to allow them to train teachers in order to self-organize coding session for their students during the 2017-2018 school year 3 N/A
People trained face to face/ teachers, parents, policy makers and future entrepreneurs Teachers, parents, policy makers and future entrepreneurs of Pavia that will receive a one shot private coding session at the FacilityLive Coding4SmallValley initiative, during the Europe Code Week 2017 58 N/A

Pledge progress

Evidence about progress

500 students trained. 18 coding session organized out of 18, involving 13 Primary Schools of Pavia and more than 30 of our employees as teachers and tutors. Spent 36 hours in coding.

Milestones

Milestone name Completion date Status
Meet with local institutions and school boards to present the pledge 12/01/2017 Completed
Hold 18 coding sessions for 23 4th grade classes of the primary schools of Pavia 08/06/2017 Completed
Hold an assessment meeting with the Pavia school boards to collect feedback and define a possible training for teachers to be started in the school year 2017-2018 30/06/2017 Completed
Prepare the plan of the Coding4Kids edition for the school year 2017-2018 30/09/2017 Completed
Hold 4 coding sessions for n.58 actors of Pavia’s ecosystem: teachers, parents, policy makers and future entrepreneurs during the FacilityLive Coding4SmallValley initiative 19/10/2017
Hold 24 coding sessions for 22 4th grade classes of the primary schools of Pavia 20/05/2018
Hold an assessment meeting with the Pavia school boards to collect feedback and define the new plan for the 2018-2019 school year 30/06/2018