Anwar, 14 years, and Dina, 15 years, with their invention – a lamp powered by a power bank to help children in Za’atari Refugee Camp to do their homework when there is no electricity. The girls presented their idea, developed in the UNICEF Innovations Lab, at Start-Up Za’atari, an event hosted by UNICEF and The One Foundation.
“Our hope is for the workshop is to spread out idea until it’s in every house in Za’atari,” said Dina.
“Girls have a harder time in the camp. By our nature, girls are innovative but we are also shy,” said Anwar. “We are here as an example to other girls to show how we can use our creativity.”
“I want to become a journalist because I like photography and want to tell people’s stories to show how difficult life is here so we can get more help,” said Dina.