Children as young as six years old are learning how to code in Hong Hong. With 85% of Hong Kong’s population having access to broadband internet, Hong Kong is one of the most wired cities in the world. According to the BBC:
“The global market for mobile applications will more than double from $47.7bn (£30.8bn) in 2014 to $99bn (£64bn) in 2019.” This potentially lucrative career path is causing many to make the sacrifice in order to give their children a head-start and pay for private lessons. The government of Hong Hong is promising to make computer programming compulsory as a part of the secondary school curriculum. This will make computer programming accessible to the entire population.
Children in Hong Kong are getting private lessons in computer coding to keep up with the global competition