Woodworking & Life Skills Course

A course that engaged youths to learn concepts of coding, prototyping, reverse engineering, and technical drawing.

Sri Dasmesh International School

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PARTICIPANTS
PROJECTS INITIATED
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HOURS OF SERVICES
Programme Status
Completed
Year
2017
Duration
Programme Type
Courses
Programme Theme
Sustainability, Makerspace Education

The students of Sri Dasmesh were engaged to learn about sustainable home living and the programming of micro bits to self-monitor growing plants, through hands-on woodworking activities and electronic skills. Educating the importance of good maintenance in living will lead to less wastage; participants of the programme have learned to be more resourceful, creative, and adaptable to sustainable concepts.

The youths were introduced to the application of concepts:

  1. The Internet of Things (IoT)
  2. technical drawing
  3. reverse engineering
  4. Prototyping

The purpose of exposing the students of Sri Dasmesh to these applications of concepts was  to build a vocation in sustainable careers. This programme was initiated to impart basic knowledge on woodworking including the ability to measure, cut, and create pieces of structures with wood while ensuring that students at all times practice proper safety techniques. Also, the programme was aimed to instill the love of coding using Micro: Bits, understanding the importance of step-by-step coding, and creating their own mini-projects throughout the semester. To conclude, the youth ushered their application of the Micro: Bit towards their plant structures.

YSEALI BOOT CAMP 2019

This two day boot camp serves as a rite of passage for aspiring changemakers and leaders to address local community issues.

6

websites built

RM 22,147

raised for impact partners

2

long term fundraising plans developed

63%

By

US Embassy of Kuala Lumpur

YSEALI BOOT CAMP 2019

This two day boot camp serves as a rite of passage for aspiring changemakers and leaders to address local community issues.

6

websites built

RM 22,147

raised for impact partners

2

long term fundraising plans developed

63%

By

US Embassy of Kuala Lumpur

YSEALI BOOT CAMP 2019

This two day boot camp serves as a rite of passage for aspiring changemakers and leaders to address local community issues.

6

websites built

RM 22,147

raised for impact partners

2

long term fundraising plans developed

63%

By

US Embassy of Kuala Lumpur

YSEALI BOOT CAMP 2019

This two day boot camp serves as a rite of passage for aspiring changemakers and leaders to address local community issues.

6

websites built

RM 22,147

raised for impact partners

2

long term fundraising plans developed

63%

By

US Embassy of Kuala Lumpur

Mentors

Ambika Sangaran
Programme Director at Me.reka
Ambika Sangaran
Programme Director at Me.reka
Ambika Sangaran
Programme Director at Me.reka
Ambika Sangaran
Programme Director at Me.reka

This Programme was made possible by

This boot camp allows me to go beyond ideation phase to put plan into practice. As part of the winning teams, I get to implement my ideas and along the journey.
Rebecca Lee
Participant

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