'By providing young people with opportunities to work on projects, based on their passions, in collaboration with peers, in a playful spirit, we can help them prepare for a world where creative thinking is more important than ever before.'
Mitchel Resnick, Lifelong Kindergarten
YirLab (Youth Innovation and Research Lab) is a Hong Kong non-profit organization founded in 2017 by Barbara Shaw.
Inspired by the concept of the Lifelong Kindergarten, pioneered by Mitchel Resnick of MIT, YirLab believes in the value of play as a means of developing the spirit of innovation in today's youth. Following the lead of the ‘Play, Passion, Project’ philosophy, advocated by Resnick and Stuart Brown, YirLab aims to:
We believe that creativity and an innovative spirit hold the key to a better and more sustainable future for our next generation and we can all do our part to help the effort.