Our country was supposed to roll out Computational Thinking skills and curriculum across all the schools and universities a few years ago. Due to the multiple changes in the political scene, everything had to be restarted, resubmitted and discussed all over again. This delay badly hurts the educational system and slows down the progress. We are always behind everyone else. We are often famous for wrong reasons too!
Since my wife is the only person who holds the Master Trainer's Gold Award certificate for Computational Thinking Skills outside United States, I fully support her humble ambitions to benefit the future generations. Money is not most important factor here, though useful for survival and I embarked into plans within my small way in using my foresight and advertising background.
We set up the first centre for Computational Thinking in the middle of 2019. It was just before the start of the Covid's pandemic that affected the whole world. We had a slow start but I was surprised to see the business flourish in all unexpected directions. My wife has been engaged by 3 big establishments for her services with long term contracts. I am proud of her success and hard work. We also have many students who come from faraway places like Putra Heights, Kota Kemuning, Old Klang Road, 9 Mile Jalan Cheras, Ara Damansara and others. To me, that's really very far and their effort to travel is remarkable. That's because their parents are all well learned and farsighted people who knew how important Computational Thinking is for the present and future generations. All the big offices in US like Microsoft, Google, Yale, Harvard, & Carnegie Mellon Universities and many others are using Computational Thinking skills. The parents would willingly drive across so many paying tolls and mileage, just to give the best to their children. For this I am truly grateful for their confidence. Now it is not a problem for them to drive so far and pay for both ways multiple tolls and petrol, but once they reach our area, the nightmare starts! There is hardly any parking space in this busy area even on Sundays. It has been a nagging problem for 2 years now. Enough I said to myself.
I decided that the best location which meets all of them halfway is definitely Taman Desa which is a matured neighbourhood with ample parking space. I have lived here before and still keeps my rented condo, therefore every street there is like the back of my palm.
I met up with my property agent friend who introduced me a very ideal and suitable place. We have paid the deposits and are waiting to sign the contract. I have designed and planned for the layout before meeting the renovation team soon. My wife looked pleased and raised her eyebrows to see my sketches that included beautiful lighted pantry bar decked with plants and high stools inside the classroom corner for the students or participants. Everyone loves to be pampered, why not?