Feliciana, the technology and innovation mentor
Last August, we shared with you, our GlobalGiving community, about the new proyect for Abriendo Oportunidades in Sololá, a region located in the Western Highlands of Guatemala. The creation of a new safe space where girls can learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) abilities. This project is aimed at creating a mentor led space for empowering girls through collaborative work using DIY technology in the form of buildable computers. This space is called Makerspaces and has enable girls to share, create, learn, and play with each other.
Now, as part of the celebration for the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, Abriendo Oportunidades joins the call of the Secretary of the United Nations to put an end to the inequality gaps between men and women in science. In the last couple of weeks, our team visited the girls' club and got to play with their Arduinos. Girls programmed and built a thermometer from with their own computers and hardware.
We believe every girl has a right to have an opportunity to achieve her dreams. It is an amazing experience to watch these girls grow to their potential and develop a new interest towards technology. We hope that in the next couple of months, they will be able to share their DIY projects with the rest of the community in a Science Fair that will elevate their visibility among adults. Keep with us, to harvest the fruit of their efforts and join us for that amazing celebration. Thanks for being part of this journey!
Learning and growing together!