It's been a couple of weeks since I started exploring the topic of computer science for kids and I'm excited to see the momentum building up towards pushing programs into K-12 education. This is largely influenced by support from tech giants, such as Facebook, Google and Microsoft, as well as organizations, such as Girls Who Code, MIT Media Lab and code.org, over the years. Collectively, great efforts and resources have been invested to increase interest and participation among girls.
Since I've been wanting to contribute to the movement, I decided to launch my first campaign focused on breaking down stereotypes. I believe it is an area that requires a lot more investment as perception change is fundamental to removing the barrier. The concept behind the campaign is to generate awareness and familiarity by showcasing programming language as part of a T-shirt design for girls. This helps create a positive affinity for girls who are already learning the language while providing visibility among those who are unfamiliar.
Starting with a small step forward, I hope my efforts will inspire others to get onboard and help empower more girls to innovate and lead in this high tech driven world.
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