SAATHI is about being a companion, co-traveller and a facilitator encouraging girls to use their abilities to get involved in technical industry and make them aware of the vast pool of opportunities available to them.
The event started at 2:30 pm with a few activities for the kids. This gave them an opportunity to identify their talents and also their courage to present to an audience was put to test. After the ice breaker session, K B Senthilkumar, Chair IEEE Computer Society Kerala Chapter gave the kids an introduction regarding IEEE, Computer Society and Women In Computing. This was followed by the keynote address from the Chief Guest Mrs. Jyothi Ramaswamy Treasurer, IEEE Kerala Section. She gave a brief talk regarding the present scenario in the tech industry. She explained to them the opportunities that lie ahead of them and the ways in which they can latch on to them. The address was followed up with a Q&A session where the questions put forward by the kids were answered by our guests. The key point that was addressed during the session was how girls can achieve their dreams. Then there was a cake cutting ceremony. The cake was distributed amongst all the students and the staff of Aanandanilayam. Meanwhile, the kids were allowed to interact with our guests. Later on, the kids were let into a few fun activities which made the day more memorable for them. The session was wound up with a group photo with all the participants.