The Kyiv Smart City initiative with the support of the Kyiv City State Administration, together with the Academy of Coding and the BrainBasket Foundation organized free weekly classes for children aged 9-12 on the basis of Kyiv Smart City Hub. Children learn a combined course on the visual coding Scratch language and mbot robot programming. Classes are held by mentors who have practical experience in the main IT-companies of Ukraine. Teachers help children create their own animated and interactive stories, run drone and program their own robots. Students are not required to know beforehand the structure of programming or the basics of algorithmization.
The course of the Academy of Coding in Kyiv Smart City School has been in existence for more than three years. During this time, over 500 young innovators have received certificates of successful completion of the training course on the basics of programming Scratch.