Meet and Code workshop for children who are hard of hearing will be held in Samara, Russia. For children who are hard of hearing, choices of professions are limited and participation in Meet and Code initiative is a chance to get an interesting and demanded specialty.
During European Code Week, which takes place October 2019, Personal Participation Foundation (PPF) will take part in our Meet and Code initiative for the first time. This long-awaited event will support children who are hard of hearing learn programming and help them work toward good profession.
PPF was established in Samara (Russia) in 2013 providing assistance to children in need. This non-profit runs projects to help children who are in long-term treatment facilities, children with disabilities and those in disadvantaged families.
Big Things Start Small
In 2018, PPCF participants launched The City of Masters project, which lets children with disabilities, low-income families and those without engaged guardians at home try working in a profession of their interest. Last year these children worked as chefs, hairdressers, florists and this year they work to become IT masters!
Flexible Workshop, Individual Approach
As communication with children who are hard of hearing requires special teaching techniques, a part of the program will be presented with sign language interpretation along with cards and interactive materials for visualization.
We are grateful to our partners The Teplitsa of Social Technologies that for the third time supports participants of the Meet and Code initiative in Russia and is always happy to welcome new non-profits.