About The Cause
Founded in 2015, Code to inspire (CTI) is an after-school program and nonprofit organization that is the first coding school for girls in Herat, Afghanistan. The organization was created due to problems in the country regarding education for young women. This included:
-Girls in Afghanistan lacking safe places to study and learn.
-Girls in Afghanistan lacking employment opportunities, specifically in technology.
-Cultural stereotypes among conservative families and extremists making if difficult to educate the female population throughout the country.
CTI aims 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. CTI currently provides a safe education environment for 50 female students aged 15-25 years old. CTI's goal is to empower half of the Afghanistan population through education to improve the economy and put under-served women on a path to financial independence.