Reflections on the visit to Google on July 23rd, 2014

Reflections on the visit to Google on July 23rd, 2014

here are reflections on the visit to Google on Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Nicolas

My favorite part about going to Google was seeing how amazing the campus was as a whole. I liked that the campus had almost a city feel to it so that people would want to work hard and could save time. They even had a mobile library to check out books!

I also enjoyed seeing Google’s new self driving car that they had been working on. Previously, I had heard rumors that Google was building a self driving car, but I never actually thought it was possible. But when we visited the facilities, the rumors were correct and they indeed had built a self driving car.

I enjoyed seeing Google’s self-driving car.

In my presentation I said that a pencil will help a child go to school, school will begin education which will open an entirely new future for the children of Africa. One Pencil Per Child is important to the Pencils for Africa Team because we want to give all children a chance to make the world a better place.

By launching One Pencil Per Child, we ensure an education for children in Africa that will benefit future generations to come. I strongly believe this is possible and look forward to working towards this goal.

Charlotte

Charlotte

The thing that I liked most about going to Google was the lunch that we got. There were so many different kinds of foods and desserts.

It was awesome!

I thought that it was ironic that I did a presentation on the concept of the “Kitchen Table,” as we were all sitting around a table similar to a kitchen table. The concept of the “Kitchen Table,” is that kids go to school and parents go to work. There is a disconnect there.

The kitchen table is a place where kids and parents come together to discuss matters, such as pencils to be sent to Africa, to give each child an opportunity to have an education and be on a level playing field.

A pencil would provide the same opportunities to create, write stories, and study math, just as we do in California. That way everyone’s voice can be heard. I really enjoyed my trip to Google and was happy that I got the opportunity to go.

There were so many different kinds of foods and desserts!

Colin

Colin:

Thank you so much for the opportunity to go to Google.

I will remember my trip to Google forever. It was an amazing experience and really opened my eyes towards what PFA does. This opportunity to go to Google was not only informative and exciting but provided a vital presentation experience.

One thing that really resonated with me about the campus were the Google Bikes. It seems like an ingenious idea to travel around the campus while saving the environment. Hearing about the values essential to our group’s work was inspiring. The value of community and leveling the playing field helped me see that everyone is equal and has their own unique culture.

One thing that really resonated with me about the campus were the Google Bikes. It seems like an ingenious idea to travel around the campus while saving the environment.

The One Pencil Per Child program shows me that it is possible to bridge the gap between Africa and Europe through showing their individual cultures and giving students a hand up.

I will remember this presentation forever.

Carly

Carly

My visit to Google was an amazing experience that I will never forget. One thing that stuck in my mind was the Google Earth Simulator because it made me realize how big and small the world is.

This thought tied to the speech that I gave at Google about Ubuntu. The African word that means community.

Everyone in the Pencils for Africa Community helps each other be the best they can be, to become better global citizens and help others, like the children who need an education in Africa. Although Africa is so far away, we still have a sense of community with them.

One thing that stuck in my mind was Google Earth Simulator - it made me realize how big and how small the world is.