TAJ MAHAL AND MARIA MULDAUR HEADLINE BENEFIT CONCERT
Three Bay Area Women Using Science to Make a Difference Worldwide
May 10 at 8:00 p.m.at the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse in Berkeley, CA.
Supporting three Bay Area women working on science projects that are making a difference in three countries:
Through her nonprofit TanzSolar Ltd., (http://www.tanzsolar.org/), Marianne Walpert is working with Tanzanians – house by house, village by village – to distribute solar electric LED lighting in rural village homes.
Utilizing a turnkey addition that eliminates the expense and risk of kerosene lighting, reduces exposure to indoor air pollution, and allows parents and children to have a life after dark,
TanzSolar is giving Tanzanians new opportunities to improve their lives. As of March 20, 2011, there are 5,000 households with solar lights!
Since 2003 when she began to teach science to street children in Kabul, Camilla Barry has played a key role in helping to train teachers and restore science education in Afghanistan. She founded Classrooms Across Cultures (http://www.classroomsacrosscultures.org/) to promote hands-on science lessons, using local plants and materials in a revised science curriculum that will be used throughout the country.
KO discovered that converting her car to electric power was so easy a middle school kid could do it, but can Silicon prototype technology and curriculum be transplanted to the East Bay and beyond?
The EV/Makers Project gives young teenagers hands-on skills and reverse engineering to apply fundamentals of electrical engineering and physics, and to realize their own projects as a key step toward building their (and our) future.
TanzSolar – firstname.lastname@example.org
Classrooms Across Cultures – email@example.com or 415-381-8298
The EV/Makers Project – firstname.lastname@example.org