India. Mumbai: EdTech start-up WhiteHat Jr’s students Manya, Agastya, and Yuvraj recently interacted with celebrated actor R Madhavan to share their thoughts and motivation, behind creating the apps Picaboo, Pat a Pet, and Med Maze, respectively.
The actor spent time with the young creators to understand their inspiration, quizzing them about the development process and their experiences of learning to code.
Madhavan, a technology enthusiast, was impressed by the sheer display of compassion and intellect, which went way beyond the kids’ age.
These interactive sessions were released today by WhiteHat Jr in a three-part video series.
Empowering and educating
Since its launch in 2018, WhiteHat Jr has continually empowered children to view themselves as creators.
8-year-old Manya Singhal from Haryana has created the Picaboo app. She loves to teach her little sister everything she knows.
With the concepts she learned with WhiteHat Jr, Manya has developed an application that would help kids of her sister’s age group get information on their own in a fun way.
10-year-old Agastya Singh Yadav from Noida has created Pat a Pet, an app for pet owners to connect with foster families for their pets while they are away.
Agastya tapped into his real-life challenge of finding a loving and caring foster home for his pet when he had to be away from home during his vacations.
11-year-old Yuvraj Shah from Kolkata has created the Med Maze.
The app which helps people donate their unused but not expired medicine to people who need them but cannot afford them.
Yuvraj hopes to be able to improve healthcare for the underprivileged by helping them access medicines easily.
Kids are our future
R Madhavan said, “Kids are our future and every time I connect with these bright, young minds, I am left even more awestruck than before. It is wonderful to see kids this young learning how to code and creating apps.
I’ve seen the apps that Manya, Agastya, and Yuvraj have created and it takes a lot of skilled guidance and mentoring to be able to mold kids’ minds to think in such a manner.
At a young age, the mind is more supple and receptive to new thoughts, ideas, and learnings. There are also no inherent inhibitions to curb one’s creativity.
All they need is the correct guidance and I am glad to see that WhiteHat Jr is effectively empowering kids.”
WhiteHat Jr, Founder, and CEO, Karan Bajaj said, “The holy grail of tech is individualized outcomes for each child as every one of them is special. Our 1:1 live online learning aims to deliver on this promise.”