mama.codes goes global with Hong Kong deal
We have exciting news! mama.codes has gone global! Yep, we’re off to Hong Kong, or rather our creative coding learning resources are. [Media info here].
Our move into Asia is being led by fellow entrepreneur, consultant and mother, Joyce Kwong, who mentored us in the final round of the highly regarded MassChallenge UK accelerator programme in autumn 2016.
Kids learn English alongside coding
Joyce saw an opportunity to take our unique creative coding education method to Asia, where our resources will be used to help 3-7 year olds learn English at the same time as coding – talk about a double-whammy!
“We are excited to work with mama.codes as we find them unique in the market with their creative coding materials,” Joyce says.
“Their coding education is one of a kind, combining active learning in language and humanities such as English, Geography, History and Literature with the Computer Science of coding! Ideal skills-based education for the digital world.”
Joyce is distributing mama.codes creative coding courses in Hong Kong through after-school code clubs, private tutor groups, and holiday workshops, with a view to rolling out to China and beyond – see Creative Coding Kids for more information.
If you’re a distributor interested in taking mama.codes to even more children and educators around the world – do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
MassChallenge accelerator gives thumbs up
News of the deal has lit smiles at MassChallenge, with Chief Marketing Officer, Diane Perlman, commenting, “As the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet, MassChallenge is obsessed with helping entrepreneurs globally. Mentors are a cornerstone of MassChallenge’s accelerator program, so we are excited to see this relationship grow out of our 2016 UK program.”
And of course, team mama.codes couldn’t be happier to see our classroom-ready coding resources winging their way to Hong Kong to help even more young children code creatively. Literacy is at the heart of what we do – children under 8 are hard-wired to absorb language patterns, so our method of teaching coding as a form of literacy sits beautifully with children learning English as a second language.