Google's executive chairman paid a visit to a UK school along with Raspberry Pi co-founder Eben Upton. The pair came to talk about coding and an annoucement that a grant from Google Giving will be bringing 15,000 Raspberry Pi Model Bs to kids in the UK. The companies will work alongside six educational partners to decide exactly gets them. On the announcement Raspberry Pi said in a blog post:
"We’re absolutely made up over the news; this is a brilliant way for us to find kids all over the country whose aptitude for computing can now be explored properly. We believe that access to tools is a fundamental necessity in finding out who you are and what you’re good at. We want those tools to be within everybody’s grasp, right from the start."
"The really good sign is that industry has a visible commitment now to trying to solve the problem of CS education in the UK. Grants like this show us that companies like Google aren’t prepared to wait for government or someone else to fix the problems we’re all discussing, but want to help tackle them themselves. We’re incredibly grateful for their help in something that we, like them, think is of vital importance. We think they deserve an enormous amount of credit for helping some of our future engineers and scientists find a way to a career they’re going to love."
Source: Raspberry Pi