All-Girl Engineer Team Invents Solar-Powered Tent For The Homeless
An engineering team of high school students has invented a solar-powered tent for the homeless. Success requires time, sacrifice, dedication and hard work. For these girls, they just did that and they were victorious.
Faced with rising homelessness in 2017, a group of high school students, mostly girls, decided to deal with it in their own way. They decided to meet the needs of the homeless by providing them with warm accommodation at night. ‘We come from a low-income families and when we were there we didn’t give money to the people on the street. We couldn’t help them and felt hopeless. But we couldn’t stop thinking about ways we could help”.
They partnered with DIYGirls, an organization that supports girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). In the end, they succeeded in building a tent powered by solar energy, which can be folded into a backpack for a simple journey. The team worked on its tent design for a whole year. Together they created the tent, which is made of a durable, water-repellent material.
DAWG SAYS: THE GIRLS I AM SURE HAD WONDERFUL INTENTIONS, BUT THE HOMELESS NEED TO BE LED OFF THE STREET NOT MADE MORE COMFORTABLE ON THE STREET.