Women’s Coding School Bridges Gender Gap

Code to Inspire provides a number of courses and resources to Afghan women which are aimed at enabling women to attain employment that is financially viable and socially accessible. Code to Inspire provides courses in coding, access to tech and professional resources, as well as help with job placements. Participants are given one year of free education in coding educational games and mobile applications. Code to Inspire also develops strategic partnerships with corporations and non-profits so that its students will have internships, employment opportunities or entrepreneurial opportunities after graduation.

We are empowering women and girls in Afghanistan with high-tech skills to be digital citizens of the world, without considering geographical barriers.

Fereshteh ForoughFounder and CEO, Code to Inspire

In regions where women’s travel can be heavily restricted, the ability to work remotely is crucial in helping women access employment. To strengthen economic security, Code to Inspire has teamed up with Bitcoin to quickly and safely connect the participating women to the global economy. Code to Inspire is currently educating 50 students aged 15 to 25.

Why you should care

Currently, 68% of young women in Afghanistan have no formal education and are illiterate, according to Code to Inspire. The organization addresses this crisis by providing women with the skills and education needed to compete and succeed in the digital global marketplace, thus helping to build more equal and sustainable societies.

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