While the global pandemic, kept us physically apart, the 2020 TechGirls built friendships and explored youth leadership with 62 TechGirls from 12 different countries and many times zones!
TechGirls accomplished a great deal in a unique virtual space.
- Made friends from across the globe: Shared stories, art, recipes, and dreams in a safe secure setting
- Built important cross-cultural communication skills: Learned how to listen, ask questions, share perspectives and discover shared values.
- Developed leadership skills: Working in small groups (Pathways) with global peers and experts to address the Sustainable Development Goals.
- Helping Hands - Social Justice and Service for all - these TechGirls served community organizations and created digital campaigns to raise awareness of social justice issues. Watch their journey and see how they are putting ideas into action.
- Communitech: Tech for Social Good - TechGirls developed app prototypes to address issues of concern to them. Look at what they accomplished.
- Crossing Cultures through the Arts - TechGirls embarked on a journey to think like an artist and find works depicting solidarity in their communities - Check out their work!
- Global Earth Warriors - tackling formidable problems, these brave youths committed themselves personally by educating others, advocating for policy change and acting locally to effect global change. See their action plans!
- (You)Nited Nations and the Sustainable Development Goals in Action - youths discovered how the SDGs can be achieved by creating personal mission statements. Check out their website and their inspiring commitment to the SDGs.
- Final Celebration : The TechGirls became a family of friends with a shared sense of purpose
"This experience and everyone involved in this program shaped my personality and my vision of the world, it widened my thoughts and made me a true dreamer. I’m no longer afraid to speak up and dream and work and pursue my dream. I found an extraordinary amount of support and inspiration from you all and I can’t express how much gratitude I have to being here." Ibtihal from Algeria