Deputy Consul General Barbara Thomas and Şişli Mayor Hayri Inonu attended the pitch competition and closing ceremony of the Roma Rights Association’s “Local Code, Global Aims” project. With support from the U.S. Government and Şişli Municipality, these high school students attended workshops on design-oriented thinking, presentation techniques, business models, analysis techniques, and 3-D printing. They identified challenges in their communities and worked in groups to develop innovative solutions using technology.
Each group presented their ideas to a jury, and the winners will be attending a Makers Fair in the Netherlands.
I am grateful to my business partner Sevim Kahraman (https://www.linkedin.com/in/sevim-kahraman-b93b8690/) for her outstanding communication skills and organizational skills.
The Maker Routes Project, with the support of the Şişli Municipality & American Embassy, aimed to bring self-confidence to socially at risk children in Gaziantep, Izmir and Istanbul through technology. In this direction, firstly, trainers' trainings were carried out, the project continued with the implementation with children.
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