Homelessness is common around the world and many people find it too hard to have shelter. Something similar was happening to about 36% people of San Fernando. To help such homeless people, teen girls of the same town thought to help their people by giving them a shelter in a form of a tent.
Though, their success story of inventing a solar-powered tent for homeless people is not a recent one but it’s so inspirational that it deserves to be shared and covered anytime in order to inspire others; that’s what we are doing actually.
So, the group of 12 teen girls from San Fernando which is a city in the San Fernando Valley, in the northwestern region of the Los Angeles County in the state of California, without any engineering experience took this initiative of inventing the solar-powered tent that rolls up into backup, in order to aid the homeless people so that they could no more sleep in the streets under the sky.
The teen girls are from San Fernando High School and were actually recruited by the DIY Girls. DIY Girls is basically a non-profit organization that helps and empowers the young teen girls from the low-income families of the Los Angeles to carry and pursue their fields of technology and engineering.
However, whenever the girls used to get confused during the process of making the solar-powered tent, they took help from the YouTube and Google to do things in the right away. They worked on their project of inventing a solar-powered tent till one year and even in the time of their breaks.
They made the solar-powered tent by sewing, 3D printing and coding. The tent has button-powered lights, a micro-USB port and two USB ports.
And guess what? Their initiative of helping homeless by the solar-powered tent and all the hardwork which they put in, did pay off as they were being covered and featured by the local TV and Ryan Seacrest on his radio show.
But more to their success story was that they had won the grant of about $10,000 from Lemelson-MIT program to invest on their invention. Further, they had been called to present their project at MIT’s EurekaFest.
But as the girls were all from the low-income families so that wasn’t possible for them to make it to the trip.
Oh hold on, things didn’t stop here as they were being helped by the DIY Girls which aid them via GoFundMe to raise money so that they could make it to the trip.
Consequently, they managed to get $18,000 in the donations and made their ways. The dauntless, courageous and helping teen girls from San Fernando deserve all the appreciation even after months of their victory and production of the solar-powered tent; as success stories are never old and deserve to be celebrated anytime.