There are a few end goals we set for this project. We want to start with establishing a community library complete with reading materials covering various genres and fields.
We want to build a space that provide a safe environment for teenagers to do their daily activities during after-school hours and on the weekend such group study, reading session, or playing indoor board games among them.
The space, eventually in our vision, will evolve into another capacity that is becoming a maker’s laboratory for these teenagers. This is our long-envisioned dream to introduce Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program to underprivileged children—for this proposal, teenagers in this neighborhood. We have seen a lot of establishments and organizations that are focusing on STEM but their focus market mostly for middle-income to upper-income society class.
We want to change this trend.
We want STEM to be inclusive so that the underprivileged children can also experience the same enjoyment and opportunity to be included into ever-growing future machinery such programming tools and languages, robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, block chain technology and much more.
The maker’s laboratory is the space where these teenagers will have access to learn, build and code with Arduino and Raspberry Pi to create interactive electronic prototypes and robots. This space also enable them to discover more about machine learning and AI. They will explore a wonder of rocket science and astronomy. They will study about future technology, our Earth and climate change as well.
We want them to be included.
This is our goal. This is our long-envisioned dream.