Raspberry Pi in Estonia
This week Ben Nuttall and Rachel Rayns visited Tallinn for the launch of the 'Raspberry Pi in Estonia' project. For the last few months Ben Nuttall has been working with the British Embassy in Estonia to set up the project and give advice to maximise its effect - and Raspberry Pi is part-funding the initiative along with TransferWise.
At the launch event, 20 schools were presented with sets of Raspberry Pi kits which they will be using to set up community hubs around Estonia. It was attended by Ben and Rachel, the British Ambassador and the Estonian Prime Minister - both of whom gave speeches expressing their excitement for the project and gratitude to TransferWise and Raspberry Pi for their contribution. The event was preceded by a set of workshops and demonstrations for children, followed by a session for the Tallinn Informatics Teachers Group.
The hubs will be used as part of teaching computing to children all over Estonia and we are really excited to see our mission reach more people. We can’t wait to see how Estonian teachers innovate with Raspberry Pi in the classroom. See a storify of all the day’s tweets; Ben's blog post, and see the British Embassy’s photo album on Facebook.
Until next time, keep on computing!
Raspberry Pi Foundation