Code School for Women in Afghanistan



Fereshteh Forough


As an Afghan refugee born in Iran, I moved to Afghanistan after the Taliban regime collapsed. I was then able to earn my Master's Degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Berlin in Germany. From there I moved on to teach as a professor in the Computer Science faculty at the University of Herat in Afghanistan. The opportunities I have had in life areas a result of access to digital literacy and education I’ve been fortunate to have. This has led me to find success and opportunity including giving a TED Talk in New York City and establishing Code to Inspire. Every single girl in our lab will also have an opportunity to access education and digital literacy and they will become ambassadors of peace, freedom, creativity and innovation. That is what Code to Inspire is about.

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