Today iCARE launches its Spring 2016 Campaign to raise $10,000 for the Girls Can Do I.T. program in the Philippines as part of the Heed & Thrive project in the depressed urban area of Adelfa, Navotas.
Under the project iCARE is supporting the Tanza Elementary School.
Ten year old Marianne is a Grade 5 student at the Tanza Elementary School. Her dad earns less than $4 a day as a fisherman, but he is committed to his daughter receiving an education. Now girls like Marianne at the Tanza Elementary School are being supported to follow their dreams through the Girls Can Do I.T. project.
Marianne is passionate about becoming a computer programmer. Without help Marianne would not be able to work on a computer in a clean school room. Without support she would have to save up two pesos to visit a cramped and poorly lit, smoke filled internet shop for an hour in her depressed urban area.
Today our goal is to help 25 girls to follow their dreams.
Girls Can Do I.T. is a pilot computer class program being implemented in the Tanza Elementary School for six (6) months. Although the school now has computers, the software is very basic. This project will provide the school with additional computers and educational computer
programs and software along the areas of Math, Science, Computers and Technology, and Languages and Arts.
The program’s short-term goal is to provide fun technology and enrichment classes to 25 gifted girls enrolled in the school who have shown interests and aptitude in STEM courses.