By John Murrihy | Posted: Thursday September 12, 2019
Altrusa International of Ohariu have generously donated a set of 'Girls Who Code' books to the school.
Altrusa is a service organisation that was founded in the USA just over 100 years ago. They contribute to the community through hands-on service, literacy projects, fundraisers and international outreach. Altrusa International of Ohariu is a brand new club that covers a similar geographic area to the Ohariu electorate in Wellington.
Their project “Get set for a brighter future” aims to provide sets of literacy resources that empower women and children to develop new skills, extend their knowledge, and understand the opportunities that are created through education. Altrusa have purchased sets of instructional readers for Linden Primary School, sets of novels for the Arohata Prison Library Book Club, and sets of books that represent women in technology for local primary and intermediate school libraries, providing a total of over 250 brand-new books to our local community.
Trudi Harding, of Altrusa International of Ohariu, presenting the books to some of the Tech Club girls.
The objective is to provide positive role models for girls who may be encouraged to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Medicine) careers, and offer teachers a wider variety of teaching resources.