Through my Final Product, I wanted to try to solve 0.01% of this problem. So I decided to organize a workshop in India. Through this workshop, I wanted to inspire the young generation to generate curiosity for Computer Science. I introduced them with a Scratch software for coding. With Scratch, young people can program their own interactive stories, games, and animations. It is designed for ages 8-16 but is used by people of all ages.  Scratch helps students learn important strategies for solving problems, designing projects, and communicating ideas.
I contacted a school in India called Saraswati Vidhyalaya and they allowed me to do my project in their school. After communicating back and forth, I came to know that they don’t have computers and the internet in their school, so I started a GoFundMe Campaign and raised around $600. I bought 2 computers and internet for school. My workshop lasted for 10 days. There is 12 hours difference between America and India, so there was a big timing problem. I used to stay up till midnight and teach them about programming. I loved those students' enthusiasm to learn something new. It also motivated me to stay up till midnight and teach them. I faced many difficulties during this workshop because of their minimal knowledge about internet operation. But overall, they were able to learn a lot about coding using Scratch.
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