The Digital Literacy Revolution is a project by the Rotary Club Zagreb Centar in partnership with the Institute for Youth Development and Innovation – IRIM and with the support of The Rotary Foundation, Rotary District 1913, 45 Rotary clubs and districts from the Croatia and abroad (USA, Japan, Taiwan and the Netherlands), the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education and numerous sponsors from the world of business (List of partners below).

The goal of the project is to equip up to 300 primary schools throughout Croatia with 15,000 micro:bit microcomputers for classroom teaching (grades 1-4).

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Micro:bit is a platform for developing digital and STEM competencies chosen by many countries and education systems such as Denmark, England and Wales, Singapore, Scotland, Norway and many other countries.

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Croatia was one of the first countries to adopt this technology in schools, and as far as we know, this is the first national implementation of this technology in the lower grades of primary schools and is the best example of how the introduction of modern STEM competences into classes can also be done by civil society initiatives, in cooperation with the state.

Micro:bit is a great technology for developing STEM competencies because it is beginner-friendly and easy to use. But it also offers plenty of opportunities to learn about different concepts in computing and electronics, such as programming, sensor management and computer work, radio signal management and device coordination in the Internet of Things, and developing of other advanced skills. An exceptionally rich ecosystem with a multitude of content, curriculum and tools – such as, for example, a visual Python editor that enables work with virtual micro:bits – makes it an unsurpassed educational technology. An important aspect is also its low price.

With the micro:bit, students can create their own projects and learn through play and exploration. This can encourage them to think and innovate and develop their STEM competencies. 

School libraries will be transformed into digital hubs by introducing micro:bit devices, supported by rich content and training.

These digital hubs will be used to introduce conceptual coding across the country to the lower grades, creating transformational effect and an impact.

With this approach, we will help children be prepared for the global challenges of the 21st century, thus radically improving their chance for equal opportunities regardless of the country’s GDP, gender, school system or personal preferences.

We are using a proven partner and implementation model to ensure that Croatia becomes the first EU country to have highly interactive coding introduced from Grade 1, setting an inspiring path for other countries to follow.

The value of the project is 400,000 USD.


In the project, we donate micro:bits for use in lower grades in curricular and extracurricular activities.


Since students in lower grades rarely have allocated time to use IT classrooms, micro:bits will be placed in school libraries, so that teaching can take place either there, in IT classrooms or in any other classroom. Additional micro:bits will be allocated to libraries for students to borrow for homework.

In this project, Micro:bits will be used both intra-subject and inter-subject, i.e. without the need to change the curriculum.

Micro:bit is simply going to be used as a teaching tool to teach the existing lesson plans in a digitally creative way, so it is not necessary to change the curriculum to participate in the project.

Partners (Donors)

How to participate?
All elementary schools in Croatia that have elementary school classes can voluntarily join the project. An official representative (a principal) or a teacher from the school (with the consent of the official representative) can apply to participate. To apply, you need information about the institution, the number of students in special education and the number of interested classroom teachers who would be involved in the project.


Call for schools

December 2022.

Education for educators

January 2023.

Selection of participants

February 2023.

Delivery of micro:bits to Schools

September 2023.

Workshops for teachers

October and November 2023.

Publication of educational materials

October 2023.

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