#CodeWeek

Ambassadors

Cindy Smits

Cindy is the founder of Digitale Wolven. This non-profit initiative, sponsored by the Cronos group, brings technology to the kids. Digitale Wolven brings all the materials and an experienced teacher to the kids for a fun workshop (programming, robots, websites, ..). The goal is to let them do things themselves and not only consume and to show them that this is really fun! Cindy is also Coderdojo coach for more than 5 years. As a mom of 2 kids she goes with them but also coaches other kids. She also is in the organizing committee of Coolest Projects Belgium.

Martin Mbaga

Martin is an IT Project Manager at the European Commission ( DG ENER) and co-founder of Impala Bridge. ImpalaBridge provide guidance and support for teachers on how to use technology effectively in the classrooms in delivering their curricula. It NGO develops the 21 century skills in schools, through coding and robotics in Belgian and several African countries. ImpalaBridge has a special focus on girls, as one of its aims is to close the gender gap. Since he was a child Martin was fascinated and passionate about robotics and sciences, which is probably the reason why he becomes an electronic engineer. As volunteer "Tech Educator" and @CodeClub Coach, Martin is convinced that digital development and upgrading the skills of our young people can have a huge impact on their opportunities for the future but also on our economies and on society.