OUR DNA

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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?


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We are active
makers ourselves

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.

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We are the most experienced
edumakers in Southeast Asia

Our core team has up to 9 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.

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We empower 
educators

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

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Veerappan Swaminathan

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. Veerapan is also an INK and YSEALI fellow, and part of the Lotus-NUS funding panel.

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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.

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Melissa Law

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.

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Hidayat Hamim

Education Consultant

Bachelor of Science (Human Factors and Systems)

Hidayat is a Senior Executive at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He is an independent thinker and essential team player who offers valuable ideas and initiatives to the organisation.