Rising with Radia

  Radia Soulmani, a 2013 TechGirls alumna impressed our staff from day one. She never ceased to make the most out of every opportunity she was presented with during the TechGirls program. She… Continue reading

“Believe in Yourself!” says 2012 TechGirl Khadija Bencekri

“Believe in yourself!” says 2012 TechGirls alumna Khadija Bencekri from Zagora, Morocco in this awesome video from the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Thank you, Khadija, and thank you, ECA! To learn… Continue reading

TechGirls Alumni Report: Tech to Impress with Sondos of Jordan (’13)!

  Even before we met TechGirl Sondos from Jordan (2013), we heard about a device she was creating: a wireless baby monitor. Through research, Sondos discovered during sleep, babies sometimes experience health complications… Continue reading

The 2014 TechGirls have spoken!

We asked the newly selected 2014 TechGirls what they were most looking forward to about participating in the program, and here are the words they used most frequently. Clearly, they are excited about… Continue reading

Ambitions: from “Crazy” to Attainable by Olfa Hammami (Tunisia)

On the 25th of June, 2013, my entire life changed. I stepped into another dimension, another form of life. I never knew that filling out an application would allow me to see such… Continue reading

Finding Our Common Humanity: TechGirls Homestay Weekend

by Meredith Janik, host parent TechGirls 2013 and 2014 Simple exchanges can break down walls between us, for when people come together and speak to one another and share a common experience, then… Continue reading

As TechGirls we belong by Yara Abdelhady (Egypt ’12)

Congratulations to TechGirl Yara Abdelhady (’12) of Egypt, for her recent acceptance to Bates College, in Maine.   There’s no way this would be happening if it wasn’t for TechGirls. TechGirls was the first… Continue reading

TechGirls: a special second family

TechGirl Radia Soulmani (2013) was recently asked by TechGirl alum Khadija Bencekri (2012) to be a speaker in the TEDx event she was putting on. We’re delighted to see these kinds of partnerships… Continue reading

The Power of Ideas–TEDxYouth, TechGirls, and Zagora, Morocco

by Khadija Bencekri (TechGirls alum 2012) Organizing a TEDxYouth event had long been a goal of mine. After fighting for it for a very long time, this past January it finally happened. The… Continue reading

What happens when you say “I Can!”

by Mai Hal (Egypt) The story began when a teacher at my school in Port Said, Egypt, came to my class to talk to us about people with disabilities and Down syndrome. She… Continue reading