2007 Systers Pass It On Award Winner
Building Tech-Girls with Rebuilt Computers
Young women who come from low-income backgrounds encounter numerous challenges entering technical, computer-related fields. One basic obstacle facing high-school aged girls who show technical aptitude is the lack of access to quality personal computers. Without their own computer to experiment with, learn from, and master, these girls often do not develop the self-confidence to pursue professional careers in technology and computing.
Our nonprofit, Partimus, http://www.partimus.org, would like to partner with theAlameda County Computer Recycling Center (ACCRC) to provide rebuilt open-source computer systems to low-income high-school girls who show technical promise.