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Code to Inspire

Code to Inspire

Code to Inspire: Entrepreneurial Eempowerment of women and girls in Afghanistan with high tech skills in computer science and coding for online employment

Founded: 2015 by Fereshteh Forough, John Lilic

  • Program Area

    Education
  • Location of Impact

    Afghanistan
  • Headquarters Location

    New York City, New York, United States
  • Product Platforms

    Web
  • Budget

    $0 to $500,000
  • Founder Demographics

    Female, Racial or Ethnicity Minority

Code to inspire (CTI) is an after-school program founded by Fereshteh Forough in January of 2015. CTI is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. CTI opened the first coding school for girls in Herat, Afghanistan in November 2015. CTI currently provides a safe educational environment for 50 female students aged 15-25 from high school to learn computer science. CTI will empower half of the Afghanistan population through education to improve the economy and put under-served women on a path to financial independence. We aim to educate Afghan women with in-demand programming skills, empower them to add unique values to their communities, and inspire them to strive for financial and social independence.

Funders and Awards

Malala Fund, Github, Overstock, BitFury