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Afghan women working on an app to attract tourists to Afghanistan

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Afghan women working on an app to attract tourists to Afghanistan

A group of young Afghan women  are working on developing a mobile app to help attract tourists to Afghanistan.

The young women are students at a coding school in Herat called Code to Inspire which is founded by Fereshteh Forough.

“[The app] is more about showing a good image of Afghanistan that the media, unfortunately, doesn’t show,” said Forough to PBS.org.

Subscribers to the app will be able to take a quiz about Afghanistan, and based on their selections, see a list of suggested places to visit and food to try.

Code to Inspire trains 50 girls and teaches elementary web design along with mobile app development. The school is also recipient of the Google Rise Award for non profits promoting computer science education.

More and more young Afghan women are starting to join Afghanistan’s emerging technology sector to enhance their education, build a career and broaden their perspectives.

According to a survey by the United states Agency for International Development (USAID), 80% of Afghan women have access to mobile technology.

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