Have you always wanted to be a code wielding ninja who likes videogames? This is your chance! You or your children (ages 7 to 18) can sign up for a free workshop from CoderDojo Belgium to get started.
CoderDojo Belgium is a non-profit organization which helps young children and adolescents who want to learn how to become programmers. Each trainee will be closely mentored by one of the many volunteers who will be their personal sensei. The organization also organizes guided tours through technology companies, invites guest speakers from the games industry and helps you create apps, games and websites.
You can sign up for one of the many Dojos in Belgium by following this link to the registration page. To have an overview of which Dojo will be hosted where (and perhaps more important, when) you can have a look at the calendar.
Right now CoderDojo organizes Dojos across the entire world, but it all started out very small and simple. The initiative started in 2011 when James Whelton got some media attention after hacking the iPod Nano. Several students of his school (PBC Cork) addressed him and said they wanted to learn how to program. Following their request, Whelton hosted a computer club where he taught them HTML and CSS. CoderDojo kicked off when Whelton met Bill Liao who wanted to expand Whelton his simple idea.