Code to Inspire, a coding school in Afghanistan, provides digital skills training and fast-tracks girls into employment. In a country where many barriers to education still exist for girls, these schools are also sources of empowerment and confidence. The school teaches mobile app and web development, gaming, full-stack development, and graphic design. The programme is completely free. The combination of the global digital transformation and Afghanistan's emergence from war is a chance for youth to drive social change. Founder and CEO Fereshteh Forough says that Afghan youth are “entrepreneurial, enthusiastic, and anti-war.”

Code to Inspire, a coding school in Afghanistan, provides digital skills training and fast-tracks girls into employment.

In a country where many barriers to education still exist for girls, these schools are also sources of empowerment and confidence.

The school teaches mobile app and web development, gaming, full-stack development, and graphic design. The programme is completely free.

The combination of the global digital transformation and Afghanistan's emergence from war is a chance for youth to drive social change. Founder and CEO Fereshteh Forough says that Afghan youth are “entrepreneurial, enthusiastic, and anti-war.”

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International Telecommunications Union (ITU)

International Telecommunications Union (ITU) News

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13 July 2018

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