Constitution of CoderDojo _______________
To facilitate a free, safe, and fun learning opportunity for young people aged 7 to 17, where they can learn to code, and discover and understand technology in a sociable and informal learning environment. At CoderDojo _______, they can learn how to build websites, apps, video games, and much more with the support of volunteer Mentors. All activities relating to the Dojo are to be carried out in accordance with the CoderDojo charter, available here: zen.coderdojo.com/charter
Membership is entirely voluntary. The Dojo is free to join and attend, and this is central to the CoderDojo ethos. No person should ever be asked to contribute financially in order to join or attend a Dojo.
CoderDojo is an inclusive movement which believes in providing equal opportunities for all. A young person or volunteer will never be refused admission on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or other factors.
Volunteer Mentor positions are open for adults, with or without technical skills, who are interested in advancing the Dojo’s objectives. A volunteer may apply to become a Mentor and be approved by the organisers of the Dojo subject to the successful completion of Garda Vetting.
4. Child protection policy
Keeping young people safe is of paramount importance to the Dojo. Our child protection policy will comply with standard safeguarding processes and procedures in Ireland.
The Dojo is a non-profit organisation which is run by volunteers, the officials of which shall consist of:
The affairs of the Dojo shall be managed by these officers, all to be appointed with the agreement of the volunteer Mentors. The Chairperson shall have the authority to appoint other officers if deemed necessary.
6. CoderDojo sessions and Mentor meetings
CoderDojo ____________ normally runs _____ sessions per week/month during school term times, typically breaking for half terms. Places are usually offered before the start of a new term, with existing members having priority.
Mentor meetings shall take place as required, with a minimum of one formal meeting per annum which may be the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Informal meetings will occur on an ad-hoc basis from time to time.
Three members must be present at any given meeting to constitute a quorum.
Occasionally, the Dojo may engage in fundraising in order to advance its objectives, or to cover some unavoidable costs. No member of CoderDojo ______________ will be obliged to contribute towards fundraising.
An income and expenditure account for the period to the end of December of each year shall be prepared and presented for approval at the AGM.
These rules shall not be altered, nor any new rules added, except by a majority vote of the members at a Mentor meeting, with written notice of such proposed changes being given at least one week in advance.
These rules were adopted at the Mentor meeting held on ___________________.