A Dulwich mum of two whose vision is to teach every young child how to code has been shortlisted for an award.
Liane Katz is on a mission to give every young child the confidence and ability to code, which is now included in the school curriculum.
The businesswoman set up MAMA.codes – a club which teaches children as young as three to seven how to code through song, rhyme and storytelling using a free app called ScratchJr.
As a result, the businesswoman has earned herself a place in the final line-up of the Mpower National Business Awards.
She has been shortlisted for the Vision Award for her plans to roll out her London-wide children’s coding clubs across the UK and then franchise MAMA.codes internationally.
“It was an amazing feeling to be shortlisted for this award and for MAMA.codes to be selected as we are a company trying to do business differently,” said Liane.
“Everyone on the team is able to work flexibly and remotely when needed, and currently all our local area teachers are parents too.
“We have a unique teaching method that introduces children as young as three to coding through song, rhyme and storytelling.
“MAMA.codes offers online learn-to-code projects, runs kids’ code clubs and holiday workshops, supplies lesson-ready materials to schools and pre-schools and runs ‘parent hacks’ – a relaxed and sociable way to get to grips with the coding curriculum and learn fun ways to support your child’s learning and enjoy healthier screen time as a family.”
As well as being shortlisted for the Vision Award category, Liane is also in with a chance of winning the title of Mpower Woman of the Year 2018.
The winners of the awards – which celebrate parents throughout the UK who manage the difficult task of juggling business with family life – will be announced at The Mpower Gala at the Holiday Inn, in Bloomsbury, on June 23.
For more information about the Mpower awards, visit: www.mpowerawards.com