The e² Young Engineers Story
The inspiring story of e² Young Engineers starts with the experience of founder and managing director, Amir Asor. As a child with learning disabilities, Amir had a hard time in school and found that traditional teaching methods weren’t a good fit for him. Amir received little encouragement from his teachers, who did not think he would amount to very much.
Despite low expectations, Amir enrolled at The Open University of Israel, where he realized his potential, graduating with a B.A. in Economics and Computer Science. Determined to overcome his learning disability and thrive as a college student, Amir found that he was able to teach himself difficult concepts using a hands-on approach that was better suited to his learning style. Having accomplished the unthinkable, Amir was determined to make a difference in the lives of children by offering an alternative edutainment-based approach to learning math, science and engineering. It was the combination of the failure of the traditional education system and his realization that he and many others learn differently that started him on the path toward what would become e² Young Engineers.
In 2008, at the age of 23, Amir introduced e² Young Engineers, a supplemental education program that teaches children critical-thinking and problem-solving skills through LEGO® robotics, to eight local centers in his community. Amir achieved great success with these initial classes, and before the end of 2009, his programs had expanded to over 90 educational centers, demonstrating astronomical growth.
In 2011, Amir, the student his teachers said would never amount to much, was awarded by Prince Charles with the Youth Business International Entrepreneur of The Year honor, highlighting the impact e² Young Engineers has made on individual students and their communities.
In an effort to provide children across the world the opportunity to benefit from the e² Young Engineers program, the company began franchising the business in 2012. In less than 18 months, e² Young Engineers recruited 10 local franchisees in Israel in addition to 11 franchisees throughout the globe.
Today, e² Young Engineers is dedicated to sharing its unique method of edutainment across the globe. e² Young Engineers currently has over 50,000 students participating in their programs in 20 countries and across five continents with more in development.
Introducing Young Engineers East Sydney, Australia
We are a company that excels in providing knowledge and fun at the same time. We conduct classes in schools, assist in making your birthday party a memorable one; employee bonding in corporate offices and many other functions, including weddings.
About the Owners
Priyal Patel Priyal has worked in finance department in various industries internationally after completing her MBA from University of Baltimore. Having worked in US and India, she brings wealth of knowledge to Australia. She is great with kids and sees E2 Young Engineers as a way to give something back to the community.
Riken Pandejee After working for almost 12 years in Technology within Finance industry, the deep sense of helping others has brought Riken to E2 Young Engineers. Based on his own experience, he understands the value of putting theory into practice in order to get a better understanding of any STEM concept. This will assist many students in building a brilliant career.