Broadcom Foundation is partnering with Coolest Projects to encourage young people to use basic coding to solve problems that impact their communities related to health, sanitation, energy, climate change, and the other grand challenges set out in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Broadcom Coding with Commitment™ amplifies the importance of coding as a 21st Century+ skill that everyone - including girls, under-resourced, and underrepresented youth - need to become digitally literate and compete for highly skilled jobs in emerging industries built on technologies of the future.
Broadcom Coding with Commitment™ is a special recognition for a Coolest Projects creator aged 11–14 who uses code to express passion for improving their community. This special recognition will be awarded to another incredible Coolest Projects young digital tech creator as part of the 2023 showcase.
2023: Smart Farm
Dang, Chi, and An from Vietnam created Smart Farm, a project designed to help farmers in their community regulate the temperature of animals, feed them on time, and check them for diseases. The team also built a fish pond model that tests the pH of the water and a vegetable garden model that detects when vegetables are wilting, all with the aim of helping local farmers to care for their livestock and protect their livelihoods. Smart Farm was selected for the Broadcom Coding with Commitment™ recognition at Coolest Projects 2023.
2022: A Guide to Climate Change
Sabrina from the United Kingdom created a website which teaches users about climate change. "I chose to make this project because I think climate change is one of the most important issues in the world right now," said Sabrina. "Some of us don't understand how important the earth is to us. And I hope we don't have to wait until it is gone to realise." Sabrina's project was selected for the Broadcom Coding with Commitment™ recognition at Coolest Projects Global 2022.
2021: Cap for the blind
Archit Garg from the Code Club at Bhatnagar International School in India created a cap which uses an ultrasonic sensor to detect objects that are above a blind person's head. If an obstruction is near, a buzzer will alert the person. Archit's project was selected for the Broadcom Coding with Commitment™ recognition at Coolest Projects in 2021.