CoderDojo is a volunteer-led global movement founded in 2011 that offers free coding clubs for young people. In these sessions, children between the ages of five and seventeen learn how to make websites, applications and internet games. Dojo workshops are set up, run and taught by volunteers and offer a fun, sociable environment for discovering and developing new skills. In Belgium, together with Idealabs, an innovation accelerator hub in Antwerp, Telenet hosted eleven coding workshops, reaching more than 250 participants in 2013.
Telenet also organized a special CoderDojo Divas edition, aimed at young girls. Attracting young women to the information and communications technology sector is essential, as they represent a mere 10% of computer science students in Belgium. CoderDojo for Divas was a collaboration between Telenet and the Karel de Grote College in Antwerp Thirty students attended, supported by eight CoderDojo volunteer coaches, including 5 Telenet staff.