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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Teaching Afghan Girls To Code

Taking on the Taliban: Teaching Afghan Girls to Code

Roya Mahboob used profits from her software development startup to change the lives of thousands of girls through technology

Rowland Manthorpe | August 12, 2016

Not long after Roya Mahboob was named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in 2013, the Taliban delivered a threat.
Mahboob, 29, had used the profit from Afghan Citadel Software, her software development startup, to create ten centres for girls to study computing in Kabul and Herat. The Taliban told her that if she didn't stop, they would kill her.
Forced to flee Afghanistan, Mahboob arrived alone in New York in January 2014. 

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"A female-only coding school is helping launch a quiet revolution in Afghanistan." Source;

<more at; related articles and links: (How learning to code can bring Afghan girls into the global tech marketplace. Fereshteh Forough’s company Code to Inspire aims to close Afghanistan’s tech gender gap. September 7, 2015) and (One nonprofit's surprising journey to teach girls how to code in Afghanistan. July 24, 2016)>

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