The owner of The Honest Agency has founded Atom Club, a social enterprise that aims to encourage children into STEM fields.
The new non-profit science and coding club will see an initial small group of volunteers creating after-school clubs and STEM events across the country.
STEM, an acronym for science, technology, engineering and maths, is a key area of focus for the UK, with an estimated shortage of 10,000 graduates each year until 2020 just to maintain current employment numbers.
Atom Club aims to be self-sufficient, generating income from sales of subscription boxes and educational products sold in an online store.
The subscription box service, designed for children aged 6-14, offers a box full of fun science experiments and coding projects delivered every month for under £10. Inside each carefully designed box is everything a child needs to do two to three science experiments, a fun coding project, an educational toy and a booklet of fun activities, including a cooking recipe that fits the theme.
The non-profit has been initially funded by The Honest Agency, the social enterprise web design agency that was named ‘Start-up Business of the Year’ for 2015.
Promoting STEM subjects
Chris Ryu, founder of the Atom Club stated: “The UK has always been host to pioneers in the world of science, from Sir Isaac Newton, to Charles Darwin. We want to inspire more children to enjoy science and coding, so they too go on to represent the UK in STEM fields.”
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