Our non-profit organization, The C.O.D.E. Initiative was founded to Create Opportunities and Define Education. Our mission is to provide opportunities for and open doors to youth who may struggle in traditional educational settings by offering them a supplemental experience.
Our main focus is helping children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) find a passion and an interest in coding. By sparking this passion, we hope to introduce them to a highly sought after skill in today’s job market and bring them a step closer to independence. Often, children with ASD struggle to succeed in traditional school systems because most public institutions lack the resources to provide a one-to-one teacher-to-student ratio that many students need. Through our initiative, we aim to motivate kids on the autism spectrum to pursue post-secondary opportunities by introducing them to an environment that highlights their abilities rather than dwells on aspects of school that they may struggle with.
We are deeply devoted to finding, celebrating, and scaling the strengths of all children, and enabling them with the appropriate tools to build on those strengths!
Vice-President Marketing and Communications
Hussein Hatim El Afifi
We will be hosting our Advance-2 coding workshops in March of 2019. Advance-2 builds on Advance-1 by focusing more heavily on text-based languages as well as more in depth computing concepts.
These advanced sessions are either for students already familiar with SCRATCH/coding or students that have taken the beginners C.O.D.E. course & Advance-1.
Utown@UBC Community Grant
We are extremely grateful to have received the Utown@UBC Community Grant. We would like to thank the committee members, as well as everyone involved in this grant. With the help of this grant, we cannot wait to host more workshops at the University Neighbourhood Association (UNA) located at University of British Columbia (UBC).
We acknowledge that we are on the on unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm, Skwxwú7mesh, Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh