It has been roughly 1 year since I started this journey to venture into my own business, defining my own path, setting myself plenty of goals and do the best to achieve all of them.
I started the business to teach coding for kids in Miri (a small city in Malaysia for those who do not know), with the aim that I can help improve digital literacy of the next generation, not only consuming digital content, using technologies, but actually be a creator of it.
Looking back at this past 1 year, it has been eventful but not without its' rewards. I am lucky enough to have friends in Miri that helped me to kick-start when I first started. Especially those who helped me to recruit my first batch of students. Most of the first batch of students are still with me until today, creating awesome games, stories, apps, and many more. You can check out their projects here.
Since then, over 100 students have been engaged in coding. Some are very eager to continue and start making the next Microsoft product, while some are just “meh” and don’t really know what’s happening.
The most exciting thing about engaging these students is seeing their reaction when the program that they coded come to life and does as per what they have coded.
This is just the beginning, and I am glad that my family has been very supportive both financially and morally throughout this journey. It does still break my heart whenever my children ask every weekend why do I need to go to work as most of my classes are conducted over the weekends. But I know deep down, my heart is in the right place, as they are my motivation to push things forward.
Months into the business now, there's still a long way to reach the goals that I had set for myself. Over the past few months I had received a lot of valuable feedback and suggestions on how I can improve and one of it was to have more programs to suit different needs. News about these new programs will be announced in the coming weeks, so stay tune!
Meanwhile, if you can't wait anymore, do head on to Tynker for various free coding activities! Feel free to reach out to me at realfun.LC@gmail.com if you have any question. Ciao for now...
Let’s get our children or yourself to be future ready.