TeCanal is a people-focused, student-founded nonprofit organization tackling the issues of poor STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) education and lack of access to technology in low-income communities. As its name suggests, Te(ch)Canal aims
to be a “canal”, or link, between technology and the communities that will benefit from it, connecting youth in all communities together in pursuit of a unified goal:
STEM education for all.
TeCanal receives donations of technology equipment such as computers, and distributes them to those who need it most. We believe access to technology is a fundamental need in our modern world, which is why we bring computers to every outreach, giving the students we work with a chance to learn how to interact in a technological environment.
We aim to spark interest in STEM through our fun and engaging curriculum. We want our students to be excited and ready for the new weekly challenges we present them with. We hope to motivate them to explore careers and opportunities in the rapidly-expanding world of technology.
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. These are the disciplines of the future. It is our mission to bring education in these areas to our students through our diverse curriculum. Scratch, Snap Circuits, books, engineering toys, Sonic Pi, Hummingbirds, and our own TeCanal created games are just some of the tools at our disposal.