Muri was introduced to the Scottish division of the Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers (AFBE), which promotes higher achievements in education and engineering, particularly among people from BME backgrounds. Seeing an opportunity to continue inspiring children into STEM, he volunteered to facilitate the Coding Club every Monday evening and present STEM topics a few Saturdays through the year.
“For adults, coding can sound quite scary. Whereas for children, as they spend a lot of time playing with gadgets, it can be interesting. The most important thing is keeping it fun for them, as the skills they develop will be so beneficial if they choose to take the STEM route. Coding and data-type jobs have a huge role to play in the future of all industries, not just energy.
“I also regularly speak to the children about engineering. I talked my group through the life of a graduate engineer to provide them with a broad understanding of what’s involved. I love seeing the excitement in their eyes when they start to understand how things work, that’s when I think to myself that, one day, they could be doing marvellous things in the world and that really makes me proud.”