John DiChiara & Binaisha Daruwalla

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John DiChiara & Binaisha Daruwalla 

Tata Consultancy Services

EdTalk Video: goIT – Digital innovation & work experience programs 

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Video Synopsis:

goIT is a fun, flexible and free initiative to introduce students from years 5 – 10 to the world of STEM. Students are familiarised with the field of STEM, the design thinking process and the SDGs. Students are tasked with brainstorming, designing and have the option to build an app to solve these real-world problems and present their solution.

 goIT Girls is a week-long work experience program that provides opportunities with the intent of inspiring a new generation of innovators and STEM professionals. The program aims to provide insights into a career within the technology industry while challenging the gender occupational stereotypes.

The program attracts female students in Years 10 and 11 that are curious about a career in technology.

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John DiChiara
Senior Manager, Global goIT Program,
Global Corporate Social Responsibility
Tata Consultancy Services

John manages TCS’ flagship STEM education initiative, goIT, which brings computer science, computational thinking, and technology into schools worldwide. With a background in STEM education and teacher coaching, John has dedicated his career to creating opportunities for students in underserved communities to discover, explore and nurture their STEM passions.

Binaisha Daruwalla
Head Corporate Social Responsibility – Australia & New Zealand
Tata Consultancy Services

Binaisha heads CSR for TCS in Australia & New Zealand. She has brought TCS’ global STEM initiatives to the regions that provide students with opportunities for careers in technology. Her work involves, commitment to the community and the future generation through digital pathways.