Nila (Bangaldesh): Coding classes gave me a brighter future

How computer coding classes will give Nila a brighter future

“I enjoy the classes very much,” says Nila Mraidha, of the computer programming lessons she receives through a project called Kids Go Coding in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

The Kids Go Coding programme currently reaches 100 underprivileged children in two Dhaka schools. But Bangladesh needs tens of thousands of computer programmers and Kids Go Coding has ambitious plans to offer its programme nationwide.

To help more children like Nila gain valuable skills which can enhance their future job prospects, the British Council is supporting Kids Go Coding to turn itself into a social enterprise.

The British Council is providing Kids Go Coding with business consulting, delivered through two organisations: the UK’s Bethnal Green Ventures and Bangladesh’s Better Stories. Together, they are providing legal, financial, management and other support that Kids Go Coding needs to achieve its social mission and scale out across the country.

  • The British Council's Global Social Enterprise programme draws on UK expertise to promote the development of social enterprise and social investment across the world. This is one of four new films the British Council is launching this week in the run-up to the Social Enterprise World Forum to raise awareness of the positive impact that social enterprises are delivering in communities around the world.

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