The school, called Code to Inspire, is the country’s first female-only coding school. The first class of 50 students, age 14 to 25, graduated recently.
The 29-year-old founder, Fereshteh Forough, had been harassed as a computer science college student herself—and realized that in Afghanistan’s male-dominated culture, where women are discouraged from actively participating, a traditional college classroom might not be the best place for women to learn to code.
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Make a robot friend with Adafruit’s CRICKIT – A Creative Robotics & Interactive Construction Kit. It’s an add-on to our popular Circuit Playground Express, FEATHER and other platforms to make and program robots with CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. Start controlling motors, servos, solenoids. You also get signal pins, capacitive touch sensors, a NeoPixel driver and amplified speaker output. It complements & extends your boards so you can still use all the goodies on the microcontroller, now you have a robotics playground as well.