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Meet The Teenage Girls Helping To Solve Homelessness With This Crazy Invention

A team of 12 high school students from California, have invented a product that can go a long way in helping to solve homelessness.

The DIY Girls Team | Source:

What is the invention?

The team of girls invented a a solar-powered tent that can fold into a backpack, the tent also has the following:

  • Insulated fabric

  • Safety locking system

  • Sanitation system

  • Solar panels.

This product will allow the homeless to be secure and clean, perhaps meaning that they can feel more confident to apply for jobs and more opportunities.

The Invention | Source:

The San Fernando High School students are part of a non-profit organisation called 'DIY Girls' which aims to inspire other girls to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

After finalising the idea, the girls were awarded a $10,000 Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant. However, even though MIT invited the team to present their invention, they couldn't afford the trip to the ceremony in Boston. Because of this, a GoFundMe campaign was set up. raising over $15,000 to allow the girls to present their genius idea. The group's coordinator wrote on their GoFundMe page:

"The ingenuity that is possible when students are given the time and resources to explore their passions is remarkable"

You can follow the journey of the DIY Girls on Instagram (@DIYGirls_InvenTeam) and on their website (

IOTK wish the girls and their organisation the best of luck with all their projects.



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