Nishka, a remarkable year 11 student and winner of the 2020 Dianna Award, was one of five finalists at the Tech4Good Awards this month. Nishka was the only individual nominated for the Education Award, she was up against large organisations, such as the Oak National Academy and the Global Disability Innovation Hub at UCL.
Over the past two years she has designed and delivered coding workshops to disadvantaged children in rural schools in Tamil Nadu, southern India. She is particularly passionate about teaching technology skills to young girls, as this can give them 'financial empowerment, social autonomy and better lives' in the future.
As part of the award, Nishka has been fundraising to provide Raspberry Pi-powered computing units for ten rural villages, to enable the children to learn to code. Each unit costs £125. She has already raised £3150, which will fund the setting up of code clubs. Learn more and consider supporting Nishka's cause.