Harriet Tubman Institute hosts digital camps for young inventors
Share this story

Two digital camps run by the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and its Diasporas, out of York University, successfully engaged youth in 2017 and will look toward 2018 to continue those opportunities.

The October camp was a two-day intensive workshop supported by a Fulbright Community Leadership grant and held in collaboration with the Augmented Reality Lab, York University. Educators from Anansi Tek Club and Seebright led students in building next-generation augmented reality see-through headsets and developing an app for an augmented reality experience based on Nubian history.

The programs offered youth an opportunity to learn technology in a way that they also saw themselves as part of a continuum of inventors.

“Before I started camp I didn’t feel smart. Now I feel smart and know it’s not that hard to make an app.”
High school student
From the Black Creek community
More Stories
From Students to Workers
Treating Diabetes
Bringing Lakehead University to Orillia