Google announced a 1.5 million grant on Wednesday to help introduce 100,000 Canadian kids to coding and working with cutting-edge technologies. The program is called Codemakers that is part of Actua, an educational charity that has a three year plan to run summer camps and school workshops across the country. Actua is mandated to target under-served populations, including girls, aboriginal youth, children of immigrants and kids from homes facing socioeconomic challenges. In Canada, coding is only offered in some high schools as an elective.
Keep calm and code on! See the announcement here: