GRATITUDE FROM SPEAKERS
" It is rare that I come across youngsters like you. I am with you on persevering to stay engaged with SAKALA.”
“Well done Annika ! It was a well coordinated event and so much effort has gone into organizing this. It was a wonderful opportunity to all young aspiring STEM researchers and get inspired. All in all... kudos to your efforts!!!”
“I love talking to people in high school or college about accessibility as a career. Not only does it introduce people to something they may not have previously understood, but it plants a seed for their non-accessibility future careers that people with disabilities need to be able to use whatever products, documentation, or services they use. Thanks you Annika for the invitation.”
“Thanks for giving me the opportunity to share my experiences on the panel. It was a lot of fun! Keep up the good work!”
“Last week I had the most amazing experience. Annika explained to me that the students normally watch virtual presentations from STEM professionals in the U.S. Embassy in Zimbabwe, however, due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Embassy closed and the most effective way of communication was through a data plan on WhatsApp. My first thought was how can I communicate with a group of 50 young students via chat? Well, Annika designed the logistics of the program. I was and still am very impressed. I was able to connect with the Zimbabwean students and to effectively convey my message. They asked wonderful and insightful questions. We even used cool emojis! What is the take home message? Where there is a will there is a way.”
“The task you have taken and are moving forward with it so enthusiastically is mind blowing. Keep it up! Let me know if you need help with more mentors/speakers for JoT in future.”
"Thank you for giving me the chance to speak to Haiti, Zimbabwe students and now Middle East! Great job Annika in leveling the playing field for underserved students."
"Past weekend, I got an opportunity to talk about science to students and refugees in Afghanistan, Iran, and Turkey through collaboration with Jobs of Tomorrow, Annika, and BDS. It was really interesting and my first experience to have a translator for my talk who was translating English to Persian for the participants."
"Today I had the opportunity to share some time with Zimbabwe students through the Jobs of Tomorrow (JoT) initiative of Annika. During one hour of WhatsApp chat we were able to exchange information about chemistry, environment and STEM career paths."
"Thank you for making this connection and giving me this opportunity!"
"Thank you, Annika! It was a real honor to be part of this. Congratulations on such a successful event!!!"
"Awesome. Thank you for inviting me! I enjoyed presenting. Good luck!"
"Very nice work, Annika. It was a pleasure speaking at this virtual meeting. Great job organizing this meeting with Kaushaki."