Today we would like to introduce you to one of talented students at CTI as a thank you for all we have raised funds over these past few weeks. She is one of the many young women who benefit from your continued support.
In addition we would like to thank fast company and TakePart video for coming to our school and sharing our story. At the end of the interview we have put links to both these stories.
- About myself and my family:
- About my family:
My father is an architect. My mother teaches in a high school in Herat city. I have one brother and two sisters. My brother works in the international scholarship market through the internet. My sister is licentiate of the biology department.
- What do you hope to accomplish by attending CTI?
I attend the CTI center, because it is the best opportunity for improving my coding skills and carry out my ideas.
- What do you want to accomplish with coding?
In my opinion coding is the best starting point for improving new technology in Afghanistan. I want prove to world that Afghan girls are not afraid of impediments and we can be some of the best creators and most powerful programmers. I think we can solve the problems and deficiency of our society by using technology and coding.
- Why did you join CTI?
Before I started coding I had many ambitions that I thought would be impossible to turn into reality. But when I entered the world of virtualization and coding, it helped me to understand I could achieve a great deal with the vast world of technology. My dreams are starting to become reality. I found the areas of study very limited at university especially if you want to really implement ideas.The majority of classes are too based theory. Through Code to Inspire, I have the chance to work in a place that values my thoughts and learning skills. I can use my coding skills to create something concrete.
- What Coding skills have you learned so far?
I have learned how develop 2D game and different applications for different computers and mobile platform by unity game engine. Also l have also learned C# programming.
- What do your family and friends think about CTI?
My parents and friends are very proud of me. They believe that through the skills I have learned at CTI I will be able to reach my goals. They are also proud that I continue to help my friends and stay positive. My parents say that when I am around I lift everyone’s spirits.
Here is the link to the fabulous story about Code to Inspire by Adele Peters at Fast Company.
Watch this video to see how Code to Inspire is impacting its students and Afghanistan.