Reflections on the visit by Katy Digovich

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Reflections on the visit by Katy Digovich

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These are reflections by the Pencils for Africa Editorial Team on us

hosting the visit by Pencils for Africa Board Director, Katy Digovich

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Nicolas, Editor-in-Chief

Katy Digovich is an entrepreneur who worked in Southern Africa.

She is the creator of the non- profit organization PING, which is a mobile tool in which people can learn about their health and be educated about disease.

On a trip to Botswana, she came up with her first project for PING; a mobile tool for HIV/aids patients. PING is now a thriving community that has created many apps to help people in Africa who need to be educated on disease and health. Katy plans for PING to continue growing into a success for more and more people. In the words of Katy Digovich, “You have to be patient and you have to put the hard work in but if you do then your ideas will become a reality.” When she first thought of the idea for PING, she knew she would have to work hard for it to become a reality. But with her efforts, PING has become a successful business for many people. I learned a lot about her and her wonderful work in Africa.

It is young people like Katy that help guide me for the future.

You have to be patient and you have to put the hard work in but if you do then your ideas will become a reality.

— Katy Digovich

Colin

Colin, Deputy Editor

I learned a lot from our meeting with Katy.

I am excited to check out the website link that she sent me and I also learned about her time in Africa.

Her work with hospital patients is an inspiration to everyone.

She used her knowledge of computers to help others and listened to their input on everything she did. Katy has taught me about what service really means and how one can devote one’s life to a cause.

Katy has taught me about what service really means and how one can devote one’s life to a cause.

Carly

Carly, Assistant Editor

Katy Digovich taught me about her work in Africa. I learned that her mom is African, so she took a class on Africa in college to learn more about her mom’s heritage.

While in that class, she went on a service trip to Africa and started a program to help kids with healthcare applications and coding. I am interested in healthcare, so it was interesting to learn what work she was doing with the children.

Katy inspired me to be more of a global citizen and seek meaningful ways to help people.

Katy inspired me to be more of a global citizen and seek meaningful ways to help people.

CharlotteCharlotte, Assistant Editor

Talking to Katy really made me feel welcome at Pencils for Africa.

She talked to us about PING and how she is helping people, especially woman in Africa.

She also told us about how she plays basketball. We talked about all these amazing places that Katy has been, such as Egypt. Katy was very informative and a really good listener.  I really liked meeting her and having her come in to talk with us.

We talked about places that Katy has been, such as Egypt!

BlancheRBlanche, Assistant Editor

I thought Katy was very interesting.

Katy had an opinion on everything and her opinions were very well thought out.

Also what I liked about her is that she didn’t do all the talking, she was interested in our hobbies and what made us happy.

Katy traveled a lot and I loved the discussion about the camel in Egypt, it was very funny!

Katy had an opinion on everything and her opinions were very well thought out.

Lucia's Question

Lucia, Assistant Editor

Katy, thank-you for coming into the Art Room and talking with us.

You talked about so many interesting things and asked us about our inspirations and passions.

Katy, I really liked that you were interested in us as much as we were interested in you.

Thank-you for coming in to visit the PFA team.

 

Katy, I really liked that you were interested in us as much as we were interested in you.

 

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