In January 2019, Lin started an after-school coding club for children despite not having a technical background. During the pandemic, despite the many challenges in her own life, she worked tirelessly to lead the successful transition from in-person sessions to virtual sessions and we have embraced this new virtual way of volunteering and teaching children and young people head-on. We have created our own teaching curriculum, materials and resources, expanded the coding sessions from once a week to five sessions a week covering HTML/CSS, Scratch, Python and also launched our Duke of Edinburgh Programme.
Lin’s vision for Ignite Hubs has attracted and inspired others to join the mission to create and launch five educational Hubs and formulate an operational blueprint to roll out what they do across the country. We teach real skills for the real world and particularly target girls, as they are hugely under-presented in Tech and STEM, children and young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and those with special educational needs and disabilities. Today, Ignite Hubs supports nearly 100 students a week and has impacted over 300 students since it started.
We are Ignite Hubs, where children and young people are at the heart of everything we do.