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 …

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Via: Mashable: Dev & Design

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