Using Technology To Support The Homeless: How An All-Girls Team Invented Solar-Powered Tents
Technology is so advanced today that even the latest gadgets we own become outdated within months of purchase. A lot of time and investment is allocated to make our already comfortable lives even better. Very often, we forget the fact that the same technology can be utilized for helping those who are less fortunate. That is where a set of girls have tried to make a difference.
Here is the story of an all-girl engineer team who invented solar-powered tent for the homeless.
How 12 Teens Invented A Solar-Powered Tent For The Homeless
By Brittany Levine Beckman
As Daniela Orozco picks off excess plastic bordering a 3D-printed box, she recalls how many homeless people she saw on her way to school when she was a high school freshman.
Four years later, the number has multiplied. People live on a main thoroughfare near the school, at a nearby park, and below the off-ramps and bridges in her hometown of San Fernando, which is about 20 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles. In the San Fernando Valley, homelessness increased 36% to 7,094 people last year, according to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Agency’s annual count. Daniela and her friends wanted to help, but giving money wasn’t an option.
“Because we come from low-income families ourselves, we can’t give them money,” the high school senior says.
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