Community generosity provides computer skills

Generous Burdekin residents have provided many donations to the Burdekin Library and the latest is receiving rave reviews.

Burdekin Shire Council Library Services Manager John Scott said the Coding with Kano program would not have been possible without the generosity of Burdekin resident Roger Timm who donated five of the Kano kits.

“Kano is a do-it-yourself computer kit designed to help people of all ages assemble a computer from scratch, and learn basic coding skills,” he said.

“It has a child-friendly interface and makes it extremely easy to understand the basics of computing and creating your own computer application.

“The kits have already been used by teachers in a number of schools and their feedback has been extremely positive.”

Mr Scott said the Burdekin Library had purchased an additional five kits.

“These kits will potentially be able to be borrowed from the library like our books,” he said.

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