BUILD is a component of ALA’s signature program in Entrepreneurial Leadership and it is a design thinking strategy for innovation and development. A very important aspect of our work here consists of advancing our own student projects following the BUILD strategy and learning how to implement it. Our group is divided in four smaller pods. Each of them is working on a project following ALA’s model. We are expecting to actually implement this projects upon our return on campus. They are projects that have a human centered approach and that try to solve problems that we care about in our community.
Today we spent most of the day working on our BUILD projects. In morning and afternoon sessions the girls refined their work and are getting ready to present to their peers for feedback before they are unrolled. Everyone is very excited about this work and we look forward to making change happen when we come back!