Code Your Life

The Code your Life initiative faces one of the most urgent challenges of the future: enabling young people to participate actively in digitized society. With this goal, Code your Life introduces children from the age of eight to programming and lets them look behind the scenes of the digital world.


Code Your Life gives 10-14 years old girls and boys the opportunity to not only be recipients of the new media, but to actively help to shape new media and technologies, to develop apps and to program their own animations.

By 2018, a total of 100 schools and other educational institutions have received their free "starter packages". These starter kits contains a Malrobotor kit called "Mirobot", a Windows tablet computer with a user manual and a basic curriculum that introduces children to programming. In addition there is additional support provided by a media educator while the manual is also available for free download.

The programme offers training opportunies for teachers providing them with the support on the way of integration of Code Your Life initiative in classrooms. Free training sessions for teachers are organised in various cities in Germany in order to demonstrate the possibilities for creative coding teaching and learning in a practical way.

Computer science, Information technology, Maths, Technology, Education
Target group
primary school students, secondary school students, teachers, trainee teachers, vocational school students, youth clubs


Other organisers

Other partners of the program are the Society for Computer Science, the Federal Association of Small and Medium Businesses, the initiative "Deutschland sicher im Netz" and the association "Schulen in Niedersachsen online". (Axk)