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Cornerstone Collaborative

An Innovative

Socio-Economic Community Ecosystem

Eliminating Poverty & Violence

through Networked Community Development

Bringing Digital Equity to Jamaica

The Jamaican Digital Equity (Techquity) Initiative aims to make technology accessible to children who otherwise wouldn’t have access. The short-term objective is to remotely teach coding, website development, app creation, game design, and to foster a welcoming environment for young people. The long-term goal is to create opportunities for expanded learning, higher education, and employment, and to disrupt generational poverty.The platform and curriculum have been provided for free by CoderDojo (Raspberry Pi). The CoderDojo program is free to learners ages 7-17.  Cornerstone Collaborative Jamaica works with global volunteers to teach the CoderDojo curriculum virtually.

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Head Instructor, Tony Fan during one of the coding club sessions

Techquity Coding Club 10/26/22

Tony Fan, Head Instructor

Mr. Fan is a senior technical director at Reel FX Creative Studio. He studied computer science in college and graduated in 2002. Post graduation, Mr. Fan had done a few years of web IT work, but eventually decided that it was not for him. He needed more creative freedom at work so he enrolled in a graduate program at NYU for 3D graphics in 2007 and began a new career at Rhythm & Hues Studios in 2010. It was everything he anticipated and more. Mr. Fan has worked with amazing artists and programmers on "Life of Pie" and "Percy Jackson 2". Unfortunately, Rhythm & Hues filed for bankruptcy in 2012 - shortly before being awarded an Oscar for best CG for "Life of Pie". Mr. Fan started at Reel FX in 2013 and worked on "Book of Life", "Scooby Doo", and "Rumble" to name a few. Mr. Fan says he has really enjoyed the people and challenges here at Reel FX and looks forward to new projects.

Tony  thinks programming is wonderful and is happy to support technological skills development and digital equity to children who normally would not have such access. Mr. Fan hopes to help the children explore and discover programming principles with visual examples and perhaps help them find their paths in life.

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Let us know if you are age 7-17 (or the parent, guardian, or teacher of a young person in that age group), reside in Jamaica, and are interested in "Cornerstone Coding for JA"

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