Self-driving cars, the Internet of things, and machine learning algorithms. In order to compete and prosper in the 21st century, countries must be able to access and harness the groundbreaking technologies that are transforming our world.
There’s a real danger that large parts of the globe will be left behind. The very technologies that can improve our lives also threaten to exacerbate inequalities and perpetuate dangerous biases. And unless the benefits of Artificial intelligence (AI) are distributed equally, it may widen the gap between the world’s richest and poorest communities. We are going to make sure that doesn’t happen.
We are raising money to build a high school of science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM) in Afghanistan to educate the next generation of global tech leaders. The Dreamer Institute will be a public-private partnership with the Central Partnership Authority of Afghanistan to create a STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) high school and university designed by Yale University. The high school and university will provide real opportunities for young women from various parts of Afghanistan to access a modern education.
The government of Afghanistan has donated six acres (260,000 ft2) of land inside of Kabul University (worth $12mil) for phase one.
Our goal is to utilize local, regional and national resources and expertise to build and equip a top technology high school & innovation center for Afghan students between the ages of 14 and 17.
The Dreamer Institute’s 3 year objectives:
1) Construction of the high school’s building
2) Equip the building with internet access and technology equipment appropriate for instruction
3) Hire qualified teachers and reputable administrators
4) Enroll 800 students in the first year of operation
5) Create partnerships with top technology schools in the U.S.
6) Expand capacity and begin plans for a University
We really need your help!
You can play a role in narrowing the global wealth gap, strengthening social mobility, and mitigating racial and gender inequalities.
Empowering Youth in Afghanistan
The leaders of this project are Roya Mahboob, Keri Kukral, Kimberley Motley and Sarah Porter. Their inspiration for this initiative emerged from their involvement with Afghanistan’s all-girl Robotics Team, who has won technology and robotics competitions around the world. Mahboob’s non-profit Digital Citizen Fund founded the team and has been one of their most important sponsors. Porter and her company InspiredMinds brought the team to the stage of World Summit AI in Amsterdam. The girls were a symbol of the resilience and persistence of Afghan women and girls. They inspired thousands of young girls and won the hearts of people around the world. Together we can make the dreams of thousands of other Afghan women and girls come true.