Upon returning to her home in Tripoli, Tech Girl Lina from Libya decided to teach 56 peers some of the technology she learned at Google. When the TechGirls were in the US, they visited with a number of large tech companies, non-profits, and inspiring innovators and entrepreneurs. During the morning they spent at Google, the TechGirls were given a training in Scratch, – an online software platform that allows users to create animations and stories, games, and to connect with the global Scratch community.  (See video below.)

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TechGirl Lina and keepsake from Google in NYC

Using the leadership skills she gained through the TechGirls program Legacy International administered, Lina was able to take what she learned at Google and share it effectively.  Both the participants and Lina report that the workshop was very well received and that they thoroughly enjoyed experimenting with the Scratch platform.

Thank you to Google, MIT (for creating Scratch), Lina’s school for securing a space for her to teach, to Lina herself for doing such an excellent job teaching, and to the US Department of State for making the TechGirls program possible!

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