STEAM Punk is a set of kits that helps children ages 6-18 in Kabul explore technology and design through making.
We at STEAM Punk believe that all kids should have the chance to explore basic electrical principles and understand the potential of physical computing through making. While the Maker community is thriving in first world urban hubs like New York city, marginalized populations within less developed countries, like Afghanistan, are not given this opportunity. STEAM Punk kits will bring the ability to learn through making to communities which usually are provided with a route memorization pedagogical approach. Learning through making and learning about design supports the ability to expand the realm of possibility and imagine what could be possible. Learning through making can lead to the growth of a younger generation, in many marginalized countries, to imagine the impossible, to see the potential, and to ask “what if”. A change in a countries’ educational pedagogy can lead to a change in the way the next generations approach problems in their lives and their society.