Fourth-grade student Saliha Abbas designs an app that lets kids and families give and exchange toys according to a Local Profile article. They say,
“Kids are told since they are young to learn how to share, but it is sometimes easier said than done. Ten-year-old Saliha Abbas, a fourth-grade student at Jim Spradley Elementary in Frisco, designed an app that will allow children and families to trade and give away toys they no longer need.”
“One of the biggest problems on the earth is that people don’t recycle, reuse or reduce things,” Abbas told NBCDFW. “Some kids have a lots of toys and some kids have really less, so we can share them and reduce the amount of toy waste.”
Abbas was able to code the app thanks to the knowledge and skills in coding she learned from the coding class she took according to a KRLD article. They say,
“The young student was able to use what she learned in coding class to code and design the app by herself. Abbas hopes to take what she has learned from this experience and one day become a digital artist. Thanks to this young North Texan, locating that impossible to buy toy may no longer be an issue.”
Abbas’ is proof that kids’ ideas and creativity may also impact future generations positively. Additionally, this will also help reduce the waste produced on plastic toys where 40 tons of plastic are used in the toy industry every year.