I was awarded a literacy grant from Phi Kappa Phi to do some STEAM outreach with a group of girls here in Mumbai.
These girls come from underprivileged backgrounds and a variety of circumstances. There is a small army of volunteers and others who look after their daily care and welfare. Some help tutor academics and English language, others participate in cultural celebrations and wellness efforts. I am honored to join those who reach out with their time and love to support these girls.
For the purpose of this grant, I've expanded the definition of literacy. I have three main goals:
- Girls will improve English language skills
- Girls will learn digital literacy skills
- Girls will strengthen their innovative spirits.
I will rotate through Coding, Digital Literacy, STEAM, and English language activities. My goal is to expand their thinking and expose them to tools and resources they don't already have.
Today was my first day and like all first days it was a bit rough but also wonderful.
That alone is a valuable journey for Day 1.