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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Iqaluit non-profit launches scholarship in remembrance of ‘the girl with robots’

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Key takeaways: 

  • Pinnguaq Association devotes $50K to The Danielle Moore Scholarship.
  • Danielle Moore poses during a journey to Iqaluit soon before she dies. 
  • Pinguaq Association ventured a scholarship in her name on Thursday. 

A young female known as the “girl with robots” at Pinnguaq Association’s Makerspace in Iqaluit is honored with a scholarship to take forward her legacy. 

It’s been slightly more than three years since Danielle Moore and 156 others were killed in a Boeing 737 Max 8 airplane crash in Ethiopia. Moore was in Iqaluit soon before her demise, sharing her love of technology and coding with youth, and had dreams of returning to the city for a volunteer position that summer. 

“She drew a lot of love from the children in the short time she got to work with us,” stated Ryan Oliver, Pinnguaq’s CEO. “She was a vital part of the core of this space.” 

The Makerspace is a hub for people of all generations to study science and technology. A team from Canada Learning Code came North to help Pinnguaq open a permanent location in 2018. That’s how Oliver and Moore first met.

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A young female known as the “girl with robots” at Pinnguaq Association’s Makerspace in Iqaluit is honored with a scholarship

She was like a “spark of happiness” who made children feel secure and loved the moment they walked through the door, “which is what you require, anytime you have an area like this,” he explained. 

Pinnguaq has dedicated to helping The Danielle Moore Scholarship with $5,000 a year for the following ten years. For Nunavummiut, who desires to learn more regarding things Moore was eager about: science, technology, engineering, arts, math, or teaching.

“I want the scholarship to support,” said Moore’s mother, Clariss Moore, who was in town for the scholarship’s launch on Thursday evening with her kid, David. 

Moore said her daughter had left behind a legacy of transferring what she has to others.

Source – cbc.ca 

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