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On 28th May 2017, CAFFE co-founder, Luke Doyle, will run the Edinburgh Marathon to raise funds for CAFFE. Not only that, but a number of CAFFE students will also take part 'virtually' in Bangladesh. Luke will live stream his run to the school and students will take it in turns to run with him on a treadmill.
CAFFE (Computers Are Free For Everyone) is a UK charity providing free training in coding, design and electronics to underpriviliged young people in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Our students come from very low income families who could never afford to pay for the type of training we provide. Our goal is to improve our students' education and future opportunities by providing them with practical skills in coding, design and electronics, so that they will have a chance to find well paid jobs in the IT sector.
Our curriculum consists of three broad areas.
Students learn to code games, apps and websites.
Students learn about the design process. They create using Photoshop, Illustrator and even print 3D models.
Students learn to build and code electronic devices using Arduino.
Our students come from low income families in the surrounding area. Our team visits every student's home when they are enrolled in CAFFE to ensure we have parental support. We also work in partnership with local NGO schools to provide technlogy training to their classes.
Our students are aged between 6 and 18 years old. We always aim to maintain a 50:50 ratio of boys and girls. We are open to all, regardless of faith and have no religious affiliation.
Our students can make games, mobile apps, electronic toys and gadgets. They even design and make their own 3D models.
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Real life projects worked on by CAFFE students.
We are very proud of our teaching team.
Many of our current teachers are all ex-students of CAFFE. They come from the same backgrounds as our students and have been through our training programme. We have an ongoing training programme and are teachers are constantly developing their own skills.