CEO John Tan says, for him, the biggest reward is finding kids who discover programming as a passion
Much like learning multiple languages, in our global tech-based economy it is becoming evermore important for kids to learn how to code. Plus, kids are sponges, so if there is ever a time to teach programming it is during a child’s developmental years.
But, it’s difficult to integrate coding into a youngster’s traditional school responsibilities and it hasn’t yet been fully implemented into local curriculum.
Enter Saturday Kids, a company organising workshops (and day camps in the near future) so kids can get exposed to technology.
Its ‘Explorer Pass’ is a monthly subscription that provides unlimited access to classes ranging from coding to design. The workshop classes may involve building programs via Scratch, building robots using littleBits or getting exposure to 3D printing technology.
CEO John Tan is also involved as a partner in two VCs (BWB Commerce and 8capita) and he told e27 — plus having a family of his own — inspired him to start the programme.
His workshops have been used by Google, UN Women, Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), International schools and many more.
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