Coding to the Top
A Peacemaking Project by Anila B.
What is the injustice we are solving?
Our organization is MESSAGE (Mathematics Engineering Science Studies Accelerate Girls' Empowerment). Girls and women are significantly underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) professions worldwide, a divide rooted in girls’ earliest days of socialization and schooling and one that MESSAGE aims to address. OC Coding, which in itself increases civic engagement because it is youth-run, offers free coding classes. However, they do not pay for insurance; the site of coding has to take care of that. That will be $300 for our school to hold it, and the $250 grant will go a long way towards taking care of that.