We teach the language of the future.

courses

 COMPUTER PROGRAMMING COURSES 

We offer programming courses for children ages 5-19, however our fall semester is now closed. We will be offering courses next semester as well, and will put up info about those courses on our site shortly.

                                                                                 PROGRAMMING WORKSHOPS

We offer one-time programming workshops for both children and adults! If you are interested in such a workshop for event, please contact us at info@girlscodefun.pl

our mission

Established in Winter 2014, Girls Code Fun is a foundation that exists to invest in, encourage, and empower more school-aged children, with an emphasis on girls, in Poland to gain an interest in technology and to pursue an education in computer science. 

who we are

Karolina Cikowska is a co-founder of Girls Code Fun. Born in Poland and raised in NYC, she decided to move back to Poland in 2009. Karolina has a Master's in Psychology, and is the proud mother of two children.

Van Anh Dam - coordinator of educational projects, curriculum and training specialist at Girls Code Fun. Educator in the areas of computer programming in Scratch and unplugged programming, teaching  foreign languages and creative writing. A graduate of the University of Warsaw. In her work she combines passion for teaching, creative activities and new technologies.

why 

The European Commission (EC) is urging the population to learn coding  warning that a lack of basic coding skills could result in Europe facing a shortage of up to 900,000 ICT professionals by 2020.

According to the Commission, more than 90% of professional occupations require some ICT competence. But the number of graduates in computer science is not keeping pace with this demand for skills.

Girls are especially important, as women make up a mere 10% of Computer Science students in Poland. 

By 2020 Europe could have a shortageof 900,000 ICT professionals. To reach gender parity, and help secure Poland’s and the EU’s potential for growth and digital competitiveness, women must fill half of these positions.



Women occupied only 11,2% of technology leadership roles in Europe.


In Poland only 10% of computer science degree graduates are women. 

program

Girls Code Fun offers coding courses based on a curriculum developed at Harvard University, taught in both English and Polish.

Scratch is used in the classroom to help students learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century. 


Through these programs we hope to build a network of cohorts and mentors that will carry our students through their lifetimes and inspire others to take up these studies.


contact

If you are a school representative interested in collaborating with our foundation
or a parent, and would like to find out more about signing your child up for our program, please contact us at:

info@girlscodefun.pl  or  +48 517 950 148 / +48 787 040 909