Dageno Girls Center is a residential educational center in Karatu, Tanzania for adolescent girls in the surrounding villages who are at high risk of early marriage, teenage motherhood, HIV infection, and exploitative pathways in life. Dageno Girls Center’s curriculum is grounded in girls-centered design thinking. The learning approach is collaborative and problem and project-based, where girls learn to formulate questions and seek their own answers using principles of design. With HDIF, Dageno is introducing a hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) makerspace for out-of-school girl youth to gain practical experience with new technologies and innovative processes. Girls learn in a flexible, collaborative environment, making their learning physical by applying science, technology, math, and creativity to design, experiment, invent, solve problems, and build things. The Collaboratory aims to transform the idea of education from a rote means of getting a certificate, to a process of thinking and doing to earn income and solve community problems from within, getting girls o ff the streets and into creating jobs for themselves.