Clevio Coder Camp is run and managed by Clevio, a privately owned company that aims to use technology to leverage human talent for the greater good. The Clevio Coder Camp uses computer games and programming to help children learn and create. The program aims to develop learning skills through exploration and discovery; critical thinking and logic through analysis and problem solving; cooperation and social intelligence through teamwork; and competition and innovation through entrepreneurship. The organization aims to help parents and educators empower children and use children’s love of games and curiosity to help them learn and create.
The Coder teams work on the principles of a self-organized learning environment and project-based learning. During a typical classroom activity, one can see children working together in groups of two or three students per computer on educational game projects. The classes are held mostly at schools as extra-curricular activities during weekdays, local branches in communities on weekends, and at a Clevio-owned space on weekends. The community branches are provided by parents who believe the program should be made available in that area. Most regular and extra-curricular classes are held once a week for one or two hours.
Children, ages 6-15, across economic, social, and educational backgrounds are a part of the program. The program uses a cross-subsidization model to fund children from poorer households in the program. Those families who can afford the program pay a fee (monthly or one-time, depending on the package) to cover overhead costs of running and developing the program. Children in the program are coached (not taught) by coaches with an educational background in computer programming who are specially trained in coaching children in programming, character, and skill building.Clevio Coder Camp uses the fun of learning through computer games to develop 21st century skills in children, ages 6-15.
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CEI approaches in actionStudent supportExtra-curricular activitiesLearning materials for studentsParental/community engagement in support of studentsDeliveryLearning through PlayMath/numeracyEnglish languageScience & engineering
Model details2013Not-for-profit21st century skills (soft skills)Entrepreneurship skillsInformation and Communications Technology (ICT)Math/numeracyEnglish languageScience & engineeringActiveLong-term projectCross-subsidization55190%10%
Clevio Coder Camp uses a cross-subsidization to fund the coaching of underprivileged children. Children who can afford the program enter by paying a fee to cover overhead costs of running and developing the program.
ScaleNumber of students who have completed the program since it began in 2013. 11Number of coaches175 community branches currently offering regular weekly classes, and 15 extracurricular classes running in 12 schools in Jakarta.August, 2015
Clevio Coder Camp was founded in May 2013, with only 2 coaches and 1 holiday class. When school started in July 2013 the program was offered as an extracurricular activity at 2 schools. In 2014, after a promotional campaign that introduced programming to children at schools and gave seminars on parenting and technology, the program gained support from parents and educators. A couple of parents offered spaces in their commercial properties for Clevio Coder Camps to hold its classes. The program employed 2 more coaches that year. In 2015, the program increased the number of employees, branches, and schools that run the program as extra-curricular activities. There are also ongoing requests of partnerships to develop various educational programs, teacher development (for coaching skills), and events. Currently, Clevio Coder camp runs 5 local branches that offer regular weekly classes, and 15 extracurricular classes in 12 schools in Jakarta.
Clevio Coder Camp is still perfecting its program in terms of curriculum, teaching methods, and record keeping. By 2016, the program aims to develop Standard Operational Procedures for its classes and teaching methods to assist the growing demand for the program and to develop partnerships. They also want to expand the program by recruiting new coaches, administration and accounting personnel to make the service more professional.
In the future, the program aims to partner with companies’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs to fund more underprivileged children and develop programs for rural areas. They also want to build partnerships with schools to open more classes, train teachers within schools, and hold seminars about technology, parenting, and education for parents and teachers.
As industry demands for programming skills grow, Clevio Coder Camp realizes its role in developing this skill not only to empower more people for their own economic growth, but also for the country’s economic and technological progress. A new program that is currently under development now focuses on developing 21st century skills. Some other new programs:
1. Coding Mums to empower mothers with programming skills. This program is supported by Indonesia’s Creative Economic Agency and aims to help housewives earn money while working at home to develop websites for companies. This also aims to target the low enrollment of girls in the program.
2. Clevio Coder Camp for youths, developed to meet the demand from parents, includes programming classes for students 16-18 years old with focus on web and app development.
3. Clevio Changemakers Camp, combines apprenticeship and learning methods to help youths ages 16-18 years think about career choices and how they can create a positive impact in the world.
Monitoring & EvaluationNo
The program currently tracks student attendance, recorded by coaches, and attempts to find out the reason for low attendance. The program is also trying to track how many students who complete one level in the program decide to enroll again at a higher level. The program is still at the beginning of its data collection process and is formulating a strategy for it.
User satisfactionStudent attendanceStudent retentionIncreased enrollmentWe do not collect dataNoNo