As its founder and chief executive, Gabi Immelman heads up Mindjoy, an education technology start-up for children. She trained at the Lincoln Centre of Education in New York and dropped out of her master’s programme in inclusive innovation in education to start working on Mindjoy. Mindjoy offers live virtual coding classes where small groups of kids code with friends on projects supported by a Mindjoy coach.
Immelman wasn’t a neurotypical child, so the school system didn’t always work for her. Her journey of creating projects stemmed from this experience. “Projects have the power to connect peers, invite play and unleash passion in young people — every child should have the opportunity to work on a project of their own,” says Immelman. She has since worked with thousands of children from all walks of life, cultivating a community where young people come together to learn valuable skills such as programming.
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