I am passionate aboutThe principle that young people can do remarkable things when education and
technology is within the reach is the core belief that describes me as an
individual. Growing up in the poorest country in Europe, such as Republic of
Moldova, educational and digital resources weren't available in every
educational institution of the country. These drawbacks became a big barrier
for me to gain knowledge and to grow at the same rate as my peers from other
countries. The lack of access to a quality education and development
motivated me to find ways to create opportunities.
We live in a world where technological evolution brought progress, but in the
same time left many living underdeveloped, especially the younger generation.
The reason I care about this is because I was one of them. I believe that we
can only achieve world property and integrity by valuing each one of us.
Creating sustainable environments to produce learning, to develop an
inclusive society, and to stimulate development for my peers that are in
need, became my top priority and commitment. Our inputs, as framers of our
own future societies, are more than necessary; therefore, vital to the core
values that we share as humans.
ActionsSince 2010, I’ve been engaged in different youth movements, and I was able
to secure funding for my social development projects. I led a team of 13
students to victory for developing a network of high school students
connected to e-learning platforms for educational development. By the time I
graduated high school in 2012, I managed to connect 3 high schools to wi-fi
networks that made the open data available for every student in every
classroom. More than 700 students benefited directly, and more than 1300
people impacted. When I was a freshmen in college, I had more that 23
recognitions for social impact from local and national organisations
Thanks to social recognitions, I received the Resolution Project Fellowship
and I was motivated to engage and to scale the impact. One of my successfully
implemented projects that made an international impact is DigiKidz. DigiKidz
is an ICT project designed to implement a sustainable model of IT Education
and Computer Literacy for high school students. It focuses mainly on students
who come from underprivileged families or orphanages in the Republic of
Moldova. Till today, the project raised more than 5,000 $ in funding and
2,000 $ as pro bono services, obtained national media coverage and was
featured in HuffingtonPost, 20 students became certified as digital
ambassadors and received scholarships, and partnered with 2 local IT
companies for career development.
Recently, DigiKidz project became one among many other CGIU commitments at
the Clinton Global Initiative University 2017.