AFGHANISTAN: One nonprofit’s surprising journey to teach girls how to code 20 teen girls sit at refurbished desktop computers, tapping at their keyboards with laser focus – @AceTweetNews


#AceNewsDesk – July.24: One nonprofit’s surprising journey to teach girls how to code in Afghanistan
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Inside a hot-pink classroom glowing with sunlight, 20 teen girls sit at refurbished desktop computers, tapping at their keyboards with laser focus.

They’re all coding — and it’s a rare scene, considering the gender gap in technology around the world.

But there’s something additionally unexpected about this classroom: the teen girls inside live in Afghanistan, where cultural norms have historically blocked girls from school overall, let alone tech-based education.

These girls are part of Girls Can Code, an intensive intro-to-coding program in Kabul developed by education-based nonprofit The Womanity Foundation.

The global organization started the initiative to help galvanize and empower girls to pursue career opportunities in computer science…

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