A student at UPenn studying finance and international studies, I have always been interested in how various stakeholders and parties interact. At school, I started a pro-bono consulting and research organization called the Wharton Global Research and Consulting (www. whartongrc.com), and have fallen in love with the idea of creating great connections to help bring about change in the world. I am now working on Partner17, a connecting platform for NGOs, students, and corporates to collectively achieve world-changing goals. I would love your support, and collectively we can achieve together!
This is an incredible idea, Shuba! As someone who is a millennial in college, I am embarrassed to admit that I know nothing about coding. It is also hard for me to get started since, as you said, there are few beginner-friendly resources that go through the basics of the entire coding and computer science ecosystem. I started reading your High School Intro to comp sci presentation and I already have learned a few key terms that I previously did not know about. I wonder if there is a way to expand the idea across the U.S. and perhaps eventually integrate the presentations and write-ups you have into the curriculum of schools, instead of being chapters? I think there is so much potential with the idea and I am so excited to see you expand!
I would also like to share a recent idea myself and 2 other students are working on, Partner17. We thought of the idea when we saw a gap between the amount of work NGOs must complete and the limited amount of resources they have. I thus wanted to create a platform to help NGOs find student groups who specialize in certain areas, such as data analytics and research, to help NGOs free of cost. Areas of help can include fundraising, coding, and marketing, which I can see benefiting STEMFuture. This way, student groups receive valuable real-life experience and NGOs have more human resources to complete deliverables. We would love to invite you to join our platform, which you can access at https://www.partner17.net/about-us/. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me through the Changemakers platform. Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you.