A 15-year-old Indian-American teen has been selected by the White House for the prestigious Champions of Change award for empowering the community by imparting Internet coding through her non-profit organisation.
– Swetha Prabhakaran
– Founder and CEO of non-profit organisation “Everybody Code Now”
Under Swetha’s direction, Everybody Code Now has taught hundreds of students and young women how to code and has raised thousands of dollars for STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) activities in schools and turned them into confident professionals and community leaders.
Prabhakaran is among 11 young women selected by the White House as recipients of “Champions of Change”.
Objective behind Everybody Code Now
– To empower the next generation of youth to become engineers, scientists, and entrepreneurs.
– To transformed shy young girls into confident students, community leaders, and budding technologists.
About Swetha Prabhakaran
– Her parents immigrated to the US from Tamil Nadu in 1998.
– Her passion is for science and computers.
– She is an avid Bharatanatyam dancer.
– She did her Bharathanatya arangetram – the debut on-stage performance of a classical art student in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu on August 2, 2015.
– Her father, Prabakaran Murugaiah, is the founder and CEO of techfetch.com.
About Champions of Change Award
– The ‘Champions of Change’ programme was created as an opportunity for the White House to feature individuals doing extraordinary things to empower and inspire members of their communities.
– It is given to those who support working families and have helped to bring about change within their companies, communities or organisations.