In 2014, the Girls Coding project began with only 15 girls. In 2 years, the project grew to over 200 girls! This project fuses storytelling, digital literacy, and mobile application development to build leadership and develop needed technological skills, allowing them to become change makers in their communities. Through hands-on learning using STEAM (Science, Technology, Education, Arts, Mathematics) methodology, Dharavi Diary seeks to inspire girls in the slums to dream bigger than their current lives permit. Plagued by issues of poverty, early marriage, and pregnancy, too many girls have few aspirations or career opportunities.
In 2016, GO Campaign gave Dharavi Diary a grant of $11,000 for their Girl Coding Project. With this grant, Dharavi Diary was able to expand the program’s capacity to meet the growing demand from girls interested in their program. This grant allowed the purchase of laptops and other equipment needed for the coding program. GO Campaign is excited to help girls explore the digital world and begin to acquire the skills needed to find careers in India’s growing tech industry and become leaders in their community.