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Female Afghan Coders Break Gender Barriers in Fight against Opium

March 5, 2018

March 5, 2018:  A girls-only computer programing school in Herat is empowering girls to learn code as a way to change their lives. The students have created a game, with the intention to raise awareness among the young, which underscores Afghanistan's struggle to eradicate vast opium poppy fields ruled by the Taliban. It's not dropping bombs from planes or battling insurgents in the battlefields, but it's a way to combat drugs – through a computer game.

Read more: Female Afghan Coders Break Gender Barriers in Fight against Opium (www.csmonitor.com)

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