Stars on Earth believes that all children have the right to an equal education. We are a group of students who aspire to make this possible by bridging the gap between school and career. Learning coding techniques also helps children to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are not only important in computer science but are also applicable to many other fields.
Stars on Earth is a project founded by Devanshi Padsala. In 2017, Devanshi began this project as part of her ISM Final Product. Independent Study and Mentorship (ISM) is a program in Frisco ISD which allows students to conduct research and create a product under professional mentorship. Having experienced education in both the US and India, she realized the lack of exposure students receive in developing countries. Devanshi's goal was to expose students in India to the field of computer science, in an attempt to showcase the world beyond medicine and engineering. She organized a 10-day workshop, where she taught Scratch to middle schoolers in India via Skype. After doing that workshop, the idea of teaching coding to students never left her mind. She called a group of friends, and together we created a plan for this project.
About Stars On Earth
We create free educational videos for students to learn. Students can then use the material to work on various projects. This not only teaches them about computer science but also allows them to experience the field first hand.
We came up with "Stars on Earth" inspired by the movie "Taare Zameen Par." Every child is a star, and every star deserves a right to shine.
We currently offer 3 workshops to teach students how to code. Each workshop consists of 7-10 days and includes instruction, final project, and certificates.