Her Campus: by Allie Sutherland –
While many of us are privileged enough to go to college, barriers to girls’ education throughout the world show us that we shouldn’t take school for granted. That’s why the United Nations created the International Day of the Girl: to promote the rights of girls and address the unique challenges they face. The theme for this year’s International Day of the Girl, which took place on Friday, October 11, was “Innovating for Girls’ Education.”
Coinciding with this year’s theme, Intel and UNICEF along with Stanford University and Contra Costa College students held an event on October 5th called the Code for Good Hackathon. The Hackathon highlighted the potential for corporations, nonprofit organizations and academic institutions to work together to develop solutions to world problems through technology. The goal of the Code for Good Hackathon was to create solutions that would address barriers facing girls’ education in South Sudan.