On October 11th 2013 the Computer Clubhouse of Tacoma celebrated International Day of the Girl. The theme was Innovating for Girls’ Education.
We celebrated with musical performances by Kenyan-American singer Naomi Wamboe, and Clubhouse member Frances Ramirez-Ayuso. We heard facts about Girls’ education around the world from Clubhouse member Dymond Price as she shared why she supports the movement. Jade Hicks unveiled her video entitled “My Inspiration” dedicated to her mother. She was 1 of 5 Clubhouse girls around the world to have their project featured on the Clubhouse Network, MIT Media Lab, and Intel websites. We heard Sentoria Zuill-Brown’s inspiring story about her personal education journey and her call to young girls to get an education because they deserve success.
We ended the night by mingling and visiting the stations the students prepared. Malayah Price ran a Makey Makey piano station using bananas and homemade play dough. Jade Hicks created a Guess Who came where people had to match short descriptions of women to their portrait. Clubhouse Alumna Jevetta Trapp, had a photo booth where people wrote why they think it’s important for girls to receive an education. Frances Ramirez-Ayuso (with help from an adult) ran a microwave chocolate cupcake station where she made and decorated the cupcakes. Justice Brown setup a station with projects that he and other students created about women who inspired them, as well as great projects from girls at the Tacoma Clubhouse. The last station was a pledging station where attendees got a chance to write down their pledge in response to our call to action. Members of the Clubhouse will be emailing them periodically to check-in with them on the pledge that they made.
Pictures can be found on our Flickr account!