Welcome to Inventors4Change

Inventors4Change wants to provide children with tools, techniques and knowledge that let them invent the changes they want to see in the world. It consists of a network of schools and organizations which use Technologies for Creative Learning and Digital Media tools to foster Invention-Based Collaborative Learning among children from different countries. The project is particularly focused on children from underserved communities and children's inventions are inspired by Sustainable Development challenges.

2/06/2014

Awesome people and projects


Although our project is young and is still a pilot, our posts and our profiles on social networks have generated curiosity and interest among many people and projects from many diferent parts of the world. 

Today we want to highlight some of the amazing people that are following Inventors4Change on Twitter. Look at their profiles, backgrounds and projects, they are simply awesome. We are excited to have them among our followers. Starting today, we will occasionally highlight people and projects that we find interesting and/or relevant regarding our project.

Roya Mahboob @RoyaMahboob 
Roya Mahboob is an Afghan entrepreneur and businesswoman. She founded and serves as CEO of the Afghan Citadel Software Company, a full-service software development company based in Herat, Afghanistan. She has received attention for being among the first IT female CEOs in Afghanistan, where it is still relatively rare for women to work outside the home. On 18 April 2013, Roya Mahboob was named to TIME Magazine's 100 Most Influential People In The World for 2013 for her work in building internet classrooms in high schools in Afghanistan and for Women's Annex, a multilingual blog and video site hosted by Film Annex. This was the 10th anniversary of the TIME special edition. The Women's Annex platform give the women of Afghanistan and Central Asia a platform to tell their stories to the world.  

Hannah Godefa @hannahgodefa 
Founder of #pencilmountain and girls advocate. Hannah Godefa is UNICEF National Ambassador for Ethiopia. She is 16 years old and now lives near Toronto, but she campaigns tirelessly to raise funds for her native land. Hannah spearheaded the international movement called Pencil Mountain in which she helped collect school supplies for Ethiopian children

Sayamindu Dasgupta @sayamindu 
Graduate student at the MIT @medialab. Developer of technologies that enable children to engage in creative learning experiences. Member of @scratchteam. Before joining the Media Lab, he worked for the One Laptop Per Child Project, where he was the architect of OLPC’s bookreading system. Visit his website at MIT.

Artur Taevere @Taevere 
CEO of Creative Generation @creativegener, high quality professional development for teachers, focused on teaching/learning collaborative problem solving.  In his previous role on the leadership team of Teach For All, Artur and his team supported the professional development of teachers and school leaders in 25+ countries around the world. He has visited around 100 schools in Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Australia. Visit Creative Generation.

Leshell Hatley @Leshell
Leshell is a passionate computer engineer, educator, and researcher who continuously combines these three attributes to create innovative approaches to teaching students between that ages of 3 and 73. She has logged over 15,000 hours teaching African-American and Latino elementary, middle, and high school students in science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) concepts throughout NY, NJ, and DC. She also created an educational animation and digital learning series called 'Myles & Ayesha,' which features two young African-American learning companions who explore the world and concepts related to STEM, reading, and history, while simultaneously teaching their audience through interactive games and activities. Founder of @upliftdc, which powers @youthapplab @roboticsindc @mylesandayesha @blackscholars. Visit her website.

Eric Rosenbaum @ericrosenbizzle 
PhD student at MIT @MediaLab, co-creator of #MaKeyMaKey, Singing Fingers, MelodyMorph, MmmTsss, Glowdoodle, member of @ScratchTeam. His current research explores the intersection of music, play and improvisation. He has a background in neuroscience, music, and education. Check out some of his projects.