Cartoon Network Philippines’ Computer Programming Learning Initiative Code The Future Returns With Code The Future 2.0
Cartoon Network Philippines’ computer programming learning initiative – Code The Future has returned for 2018/2019 after a successful launch in July 2017. The updated edition of initiative – Code The Future 2.0 will continue to educate children about the basic knowledge of computer coding and also to help improve their analytical, problem solving and creative skills.
The initiative is organised in partnership with SMILE Group – a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) education company based in the Philippines. With the use of Cartoon Network’s graphical content from animated shows such as OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, The Powerpuff Girls, Adventure Time, and We Bare Bears, kids will have more fun when learning the basics of coding. Code The Future 2.0 will be aimed at kids aged between 8 and 10 years old and will be rolled out across ten schools in the Metro Manila area. Code The Future 2.0 uses the child friendly programming language – Scratch. Scratch is a globally recognised easy-to-learn programming language taught in schools all over the world.
In a statement regarding the continuing Code The Future initiative, Turner Philippines country manager – Jia Salindong-Du said: “Having fun in an immersive and interactive way is an effective tool in learning a new skill. Learning the basics of coding and computer programming is a skill that young Filipinos must learn in order to cope and meet the demands of the future. With the integration of Cartoon Network characters, we’re making coding fun, cool and easier for kids to understand!”
For more information about Code the Future 2.0 visit www.facebook.com/CartoonNetworkAsia or the Cartoon Network Philippines television channel on Cignal Digital TV Channel 220 (HD), Sky Direct Channel 15 (HD), SkyCable Channel 178 (HD), and Destiny Cable Channel 178 (HD Digital).
About SMILE Group
SMILE Group, whose name stands for “Specializing on Modern Interactive Learning Experiences”, is a group of passionate individuals advocating for STEM and STEAM Education by providing learning experiences that are hands-on and minds-on, contributing to the holistic development of children as young as 4 years old. SMILE Group aims to reach as many individuals in the Philippines as possible with programs like Engineering for Kids, Challenge Island, and the homegrown SMILE programs, which are based on STEM and STEAM Education.