Girls face unique difficulties when they stay out of school. Most of them are recruited into child labor or doing only household work. They face exploitation, and many are subject to early marriages. As they grow, most girls become single mothers. But education for girls and young women gives them the educational tools to earn higher wages, build their families, and fight poverty within their communities. Educated women are more likely to educate their children, improve their livelihoods, and reducing extreme hunger and poverty in remote communities.
What does the website do?
This website targets girls and their families living in remote areas to provide them with educational resources. DarkLight provides girls with tools such as educational counseling and leadership development in order to support them as they get an education.
How we built it
We used the HTML5 programming language for this website.
Challenges we ran into
We forget the deadline, which forced us to complete this project within a very short time.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We learned how to work in a team when we have a short duration of time to complete the project.
What we learned
We learned the power of teamwork and time management to balance schoolwork and hackathon projects.
What's next for DarkLight
With our website, we hope to reach girls from birth to age sixteen and make a lasting impact on their lives and the lives of generations to come.
We hope to make an impact on over 100 families in 21 villages.
If we can raise sufficient funds, we hope to provide up to 100 scholarships to ease the costs associated with educational materials, travel, and other expenses that make it difficult for girls to get an education. Although DarkLight already has the power to make change, its potential will only grow with time.
We wanted to introduce virtual tools for our projects in order to reach even more girls around the world. Although DarkLight already has the power to make change, its potential will only grow with time. Our commitment is to change the lives of young people through education and leadership development. If we cannot reach out and provide the resources to these children in remote rural areas, they will not go to school otherwise.