Our Founder

Fereshteh Forough is the Founder and CEO of Code to Inspire.

As a refugee born I learned, Great things can start with empty hands!

Fereshteh’s family left Afghanistan early 80s because of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Fereshteh was born in a small town at the border of Iran and Afghanistan. She grew up in a family of eight kids. One year after the Taliban regime collapsed, Fereshteh and her family moved back to Herat, Afghanistan. After returning to Herat, she earned her Bachelor in Computer Science and later her Master’s from Technical University of Berlin in Germany. She taught as a professor at the Computer Science faculty of Herat University for almost three years. In January 2015 she founded the first coding school for girls in Herat, Afghanistan teaching around 100 girls learn to code.

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