YPS’s girls looking to solve social problems at a Global stage
Three teams from YPS, including the duo of Akshara Mittal & Sohila Singh, from Standard 6, are participating in the Global Technovation Challenge, the world's largest technology and entrepreneurship programme for girls between ages 10-18. And they are looking to solve big social problems – from drug abuse to marine health improvement to better reuse of our waste.
Taking another innovative step towards our aim to give students exposure to the global best practices in STEM, we have collaborated again with iTinker to introduce the Technovation Challenge, an annual competition that sees girls participating from 100+ countries.
Girls from all over the world build mobile apps to solve social problems under this competition. And that’s what several teams from YPS has taken upon themselves this year. And one team that deserves a special mention is the DARE Girls (DARE is an acronym for Drug Abuse Resistance & Education).
This team, comprising of Akshara Mittal & Sohila Singh, both Standard 6 students, is developing the Anit-Drug Helpline app, to provide support to the victims of drug abuse – not only the people who use drugs, but also their families, friends, and the overall community.
This is a brilliant use of technology to combat prevalent social problems, and we wish both girls the best. Similarly, Vriti, Tejas and team (from 6th grade) are looking to improve the health of our oceans while Aisha & Ishleen (5th grade) are making an app to improve reuse of things we no longer use.
The competition is still open for all girls between ages 10-18, and all who wish to register can get in touch directly with iTinker team at +91 8360760917 over phone or WhatsApp or contact Mr. Ashutosh