Impact Stories

Nouran loves improving systems

January 13, 2019

TechGirls 2018:  Nouran is 16 years old and attends a STEM school in Egypt.  She dedicates her time to service.  Nouran particularly enjoys AppInventor for addressing issues and created an app with a friend demonstrating water saving ideas.  She dreams of combining nanotechnology with medicine.  After returning to Egypt in…

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Christina – helping others build confidence

January 13, 2019

TechGirls 2018:  Christina is 16 years and from Lebanon.  Christina loves to expand her global perspective and has taken many opportunities to improve her leadership skills especially in public speaking.  While in the USA in the summer of 2018, she collaborated with two of her TechGirls friends from Jordan and…

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Kaoutar starts MoroCode

January 13, 2019

TechGirls 2018: Kaoutar is 16 years old and lives in Fes Morocco.  Kaoutar’s dream job is working on artificial intelligence technologies that have benefits to people with disabilities.  She does  a great deal of community service including leading computer science classes for children in hospitals and childrens’ homes.  During her…

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Renan’s Tech Access Program

November 28, 2018

TechGirl 2018: Renan  is 16 years old and lives in Gaza. After watching a Youtube video by Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg on the importance of coding, Renan resolved to learn more.  Since her summer 2018 TechGirls experience, she has been involved in multiple coding programs, including the Patel Group Foundation’s…

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Xuan on cross-cultural communication

November 28, 2018

TechGirls 2018 US Youth Ambassador, Xuan shares her cross-cultural tips All the TechGirls know English as well as their native language of Arabic. I started the program with no knowledge of Arabic and it was easy for the girls to speak in their native tongue without them realizing it. I…

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Aneekah – a US Youth Ambassador Reflects

November 28, 2018

TechGirls 2018 US Youth Ambassador Aneekah wrote the following posts. Enjoy! Five Simple Ways to Stay Healthy During TechGirls  Whether you have a sport that you are training for or you simply want to stay fit, here are some wonderful ways to stay healthy! Morning Runs – Waking up at…

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Zeineb – Training Future Coders

November 28, 2018

TechGirl 2016:  Zeineb from Tunisia.   After participating in the 2016 TechGirls program, Zeineb  brought back all the information she learned to her own community. She embodies the principle that education, specifically about technology, can change lives. Zeineb created GoMyCode X in Tunisia. As the founder and the president, she has introduced…

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Maya – All Girls Code

November 28, 2018

TechGirls 2015: Maya and several other TechGirls from Lebanon and Palestine Territories created the Tech Immersion Summer Program in Lebanon as part of the Summer of Innovation. Maya was a TechGirl in 2015 and has since gone on to create and participate in programs that promote women empowerment and the use…

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Maggie finds the perfect bridge

November 28, 2018

TechGirl 2018 US Youth Ambassador: Maggie  quickly found a way to connect. This is her blog post 5,000 Miles Bridged by Books (VTech is Basically Hogwarts)  It was shortly after being overwhelmed by 20 different names that we turned the corner of the grand stairs of Virginia Tech. I saw…

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Destiny – Teen Entrepreneur

September 5, 2018

TechGirl: Destiny Country: USA Participation year: 2017 Destiny joined the TechGirls 2017 group at Virginia tech for a 9 day coding camp and cross-cultural immersion.  At age 16, Destiny is super focussed  to train teens to code.  She has sponsors and will travel international to offer her skills.  Some advice from Destiny:…

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Nouran loves improving systems

TechGirls 2018:  Nouran is 16 years old and attends a ...

Christina – helping others build confidence

TechGirls 2018:  Christina is 16 years and from Lebanon.  Christina ...

Kaoutar starts MoroCode

TechGirls 2018: Kaoutar is 16 years old and lives in ...

Renan’s Tech Access Program

TechGirl 2018: Renan  is 16 years old and lives in Gaza. ...