Description of the project

Eco-hackaton and eKids eKids - This is the final or final stage of the annual eKids social project for teaching children the basics of programming. Number of participants in each wave: 190 children, 80 volunteer trainers. The project participants are children of engineers and programmers with which EPAM Ukraine cooperates.

Volunteer programmers teach students the basics of programming with Scratch. Traditionally, children create cartoons, games and information projects on one of the themes of the goals of sustainable development of society.
The eKids project is being implemented in ERA since 2015. Twice a year - in the spring and autumn. Each wave lasts for 2 months.

eKids is being implemented in five cities: Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, Vinnytsia, Dnipro, where there are Eram Ukraine offices.

Since 2017, EARM Ukraine has integrated the eKids project into a programming task based on the goals of UN sustainable development. In autumn 2017 eco-hackaton was conducted in partnership with Robo.ua and WWF Ukraine.

In the spring of 2018 an eco-quest was conducted in partnership with WWF Ukraine, the Global Compact Network in Ukraine, the Youth Advisory Panel, the National Scout Organization Plast and the Oikos Children's Celebration Studio.

The autumn wave of eKids was completed by eco-hackathon in partnership with Robo.ua and WWF Ukraine. Children developed software products on environmental topics, constructed robots-sorters, and others. The task for each children's team was prepared by a representative of WWF Ukraine. The robotics school Robo UA provided designers and invited professionals who helped children collect robot-friendly environments and present them to protect projects.
In the spring of 2018, the end of the spring wave of eKids fell on the World Day of the Earth, which alumni conducted for the benefit of themselves and the environment. They got diplomas right in the park in the open air. Together with parents, the children cleaned and landscaped the Solomensky Landscape Park, and also participated in the cognitive eco-quest.


During the quest, students solved their intellectual tasks and learned more about preserving biodiversity on the planet, namely: how in our country packaging is recycled from everyday goods, how to clean water, why bats are listed in the Red Book of Ukraine, and much more.


Eco-quest was held with the support of partners EPAM Ukraine: WWF - Representative Office of the World Wildlife Fund in Ukraine, UN in Ukraine - UN Global Compact, Youth Advisory Panel, National Scout Organization Plast.

Solves global goals

Quality education

The problem of career guidance and quality education - through the eKids gaming format, children learn about the programmer's profession and receive basic background knowledge from the basics of programming from practicing company experts.

Climate action

Problems of environmental consciousness and garbage in recreational areas - Integrating Sustainable Development goals into the educational process eKids builds knowledge about ecology challenges, and eco-quest and eco-hackaton help in practice solve these problems and form a conscious attitude towards the environment in the younger generation.

Life on land

Ensuring life on the ground - Formation and / or increase of ecological consciousness among children and parents. Through collaboration with profile organizations, students solved their intellectual tasks and learned more about preserving biodiversity on the planet.

Partnerships for the goals

Partnerships with other organizations and businesses within eKids, eco-hackathons and eco-quests provide the opportunity to develop inter-corporate ties based on shared values and joint efforts to influence global challenges. The implementation of the project in partnership has provided added value to all participants.

Quality education

The problem of career guidance and quality education - through the eKids gaming format, children learn about the programmer's profession and receive basic background knowledge from the basics of programming from practicing company experts.

Climate action

Problems of environmental consciousness and garbage in recreational areas - Integrating Sustainable Development goals into the educational process eKids builds knowledge about ecology challenges, and eco-quest and eco-hackaton help in practice solve these problems and form a conscious attitude towards the environment in the younger generation.

Life on land

Ensuring life on the ground - Formation and / or increase of ecological consciousness among children and parents. Through collaboration with profile organizations, students solved their intellectual tasks and learned more about preserving biodiversity on the planet.

Partnerships for the goals

Partnerships with other organizations and businesses within eKids, eco-hackathons and eco-quests provide the opportunity to develop inter-corporate ties based on shared values and joint efforts to influence global challenges. The implementation of the project in partnership has provided added value to all participants.

About the applicant organization

EARM Ukraine is the Ukrainian representation of the global IT solutions provider.


Project partners

Robo.ua

WWF Representative Office in Ukraine

UN Youth Advisory Panel

National Scout Organization "Plast"

Studio of children's holidays "Oyka"

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