The campaign that broke Indiegogo’s record for crowdfunding still wants more money—over $2 million more, in fact.
Code.org has raised $2.8 million over the past month and with 40 days to go is on pace to achieve its ambitious goal of $5 million. It helps that the organization raising money is backed by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, both multi-billionaires with major influence in the tech and online world.
The organization says the money will go to educating children around the world the basics of computer science/programming.
“In the 21st century, our schools teach kids how to dissect a frog and how weather works. Today, it’s equally fundamental to learn to ‘dissect an app,’ or how the Internet works,” the campaign argues. “Every young person deserves basic knowledge of how the world works around them and how to build technology that’s changing the world.”