Code to Enhance Learning is a non profit organization which works with schools and organization working with children to bring coding to elementary grade children so that they learn a skill, much needed in current digital world, to express feelings and nurture creativity and problem solving.



Code Education Crisis

Coding is crucial in development of the game changing technologies to solve many challenging problems in India. Even kids can code to create solutions to pressing problems around them.
However, the skill is limited to few privileged kids only.
There are 80 million kids in primary education in India. And 80% of the coding potential remain untapped  in schools as per a  report.
Imagine if they are empowered to code to solve problems of day to life. 


CEL Kids Hackathon

CEL Kids Hackathon is an annual collaborative coding event for students in grades 5 to grade 9 to help them begin their coding journey and showcase their coding talent. The students would be required to participate in pairs. Children would be given a problem statement aligned to UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for which they have to create a project on Scratch if they have access to computer or Pocket Code if they have access to mobile phone. They will submit the project to us along with a concept note to be reviewed by our expert panel.  

Schools or parents can register their children in pairs. The top 6 winners would receive prize money, goodies and certificate worth INR 15000. However, all children would get a certificate with a feedback after successful submission of their application along with concept note.

The purpose of CEL Kids Hackathon is to shift kids from being a consumer to the creator of technology and develop the acumen with which they can create products for the larger good. Moreover, use this acumen in their day to day lives to express and problem solve. In addition to that, their creation will make educators, parents and stakeholders aware of coding and its benefits.

Reach in Past 2 Editions

Benefits of CEL Kids Hackathon

Build 21st Century Skills
Build creativity, problem solving, collaboration and perseverance in kids promoting 21st century skills which will help in academics now as well as in future in professional life.
Get Expert Feedback
Each entry receives expert feedback to help kids be confident of their strength and areas to grow which motivates them to code to solve more problems.
Win Cash Prizes & Recognition
Winners get recognition, cash prizes and cool goodies. The work of all participants is recognized with certificates and celebrated with goodies.

Journey in CEL Kids Hackathon

Evaluation Criteria

Relevance & Purpose
The project has a purpose which is relevant to you and your surrounding. Also, aligned with the problem statement of CEL Kids Hackathon.
Computational Concepts
The integration of computational concepts defined by MIT Media Labs. The seven computational concepts are sequence, event, loops, parallelism, conditionals, operators and data.
Completeness to achieve the task and aesthetics to appeal the user.
Sharing of responsibilities amongst the pair and their ability to sort out the difference and move towards goal.

Registration for CEL Kids Hackathon 2021 are open now! Click here to register.


We support schools and organizations with curriculum framework and aligned resources (sample video lessons, lesson plan, graphic organizers, assessments and trackers) which help them to implement the coding program.

Teachers/Facilitators find the resources helpful in order to conduct the coding lessons for kids as the resources are easily to comprehend, makes them aware about the outcomes and helps to assess them, helps them to visualize the flow of the lesson, gives them step by step approach to progress, track and reflect on the progress to identify the next steps.


Wall of Student

valentines ballon

This project is made a 4 grade student to wish Valentines’Day. In this project, when the boy is clicked the balloon goes up and burst into hearts which falls down in the form of rain.




2. RUKHSANA_Family Tree

This project was made by a girl in grade 4 about her family. Its a family tree which shares more information about her family. She introduces all the family members with speech bubble and you can also click the picture of the family members to know more about them.




Get Involved

The vision of reaching out to every kid is humongous and we believe that it would need many individuals and organization to work in tandem sharing and learning for from each other. We keep on looking for people and organizations who can make concerted effort with us to reach out to more and more kids to help them learn to code.