We are educators at heart, just like you
And like you, we are deeply invested in the future of young minds. We want to develop the potential of every young person in school – so they can grow up to be the leader, thinker, innovator and success story that they are destined to be.
We believe that a maker education is possibly the best platform to develop an inquisitive love for learning, and build the confidence to solve problems that matter. To accomplish this goal, we leverage on proven learning pedagogies, aided by technology.
Our vision is to transform today’s educators into edum8kers, so that every child can have access to a brighter future.
WHY WORK WITH US?
We are active
We believe in what we teach and are deeply entrenched within the maker community.
Besides training edum8kers, each of us is also engaged in our very own community projects that involve the concepts of "making" - defining problems, conceptualising solutions and implementing resolutions. We apply our lessons in real-life, proving the effectiveness of maker-based strategies and solutions.
We are the most experienced
edumakers in Southeast Asia
Our core team has up to 10 years of experience training children and educators in maker education programmes.
We work closely with schools, setting up makerspaces and getting their maker programmes off the ground and running successfully. To date, we have impacted over 6,000 students and continue to maintain close relationships with 30 schools - and this number continues growing as we spread our wings accross the region.
We believe that the key to creating a successful and sustainable maker programme in your school, is having teachers who are trained to deliver these programmes with natural fluency. This is where our expertise lies.
Rather than create a reliance on our services, we want to help you build your own team of edum8kers to spark a maker culture in your school and inspire young minds with a high-quality maker education.
MEET THE TEAM
CEO & Chief Futurist
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), Master of Science (Intellectual Property Management), National University of Singapore
Veerappan is a pioneer of the Maker Movement in Singapore, and is a well-regarded futurist and sustainability thought leader. He has a keen interest in addressing sustainability challenges using systems thinking, community development and technology – which contributes to his desire to promote a maker education across the country. Veerappan is also an INK and YSEALI fellow, and part of the Lotus-NUS funding panel.
Lee Pin Qi
COO & Chief Learning Officer
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), Design Centric Program National University of Singapore
National University of Singapore
Pin Qi is a social entrepreneur in the design thinking and empathy sector. A professional who wears multiple hats, Pin Qi is also a seasoned facilitator, certified EQ practitioner, a YSEALI professional fellow and a part of the Ashoka Young Changemakers.
Technologist & Curriculum Designer
Bachelor’s in Information Systems Technology & Design
Singapore University of Technology and Design
Melissa is a content creator for the Acquire & Inspire stage of the AI4Y curriculum, and a content developer for IMDA’s Digital Maker program. She has also developed technology projects for forest management (gamifying social interactions) and created an “escape room” that teaches electronics concepts to youth.
Digital Media Designer
Diploma in Chinese Media & Communication, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Xuewen is a graduate from the course majoring in the media fields. In her Final Year Project, together with her team 'Beyond Light', they collaborated with Mediacorp 958 Radio to create a lighthearted podcast series of 8 episodes on the Visually Impaired and the Deaf community in Singapore.
Learning Community Manager
B.S. from Lock Haven University in Education and an M.Ed. from Shippensburg University in Educational Leadership
Scott Campbell is a master educator who has been a classroom teacher, school principal and educational consultant. He has dedicated himself to improving learning for teachers and students throughout his 24 years career in education. Additionally, Scott is an adjunct faculty member at Penn State University responsible for supervising student teachers.