The All Girls Hackathon was conducted to bridge the technology gap for government school students.
What’s it about? Organised by the TechDiva Foundation, the hackathon took place at the Anna Centenary Library. The Foundation approached teachers and officials, offering to teach the basics of coding and helping them get scholarships for their higher education.
- Teachers said that most students learn and memorise concepts without understanding them. The Foundation’s pitch convinced them this was a good opportunity for the students.
- Among the schools that participated were Avvai Home Girls’ Higher Secondary School, Chellammal Women’s College, and MGR Janaki College.
Who said what? One student from Chellammal Women’s College said she enrolled herself in the scholarships since her family is having a tough time financially. Another said the programme was informative and helpful even though they attended it out of curiosity. For others, it’s part of pursuing their passion in the tech and IT field.