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Herat Girls Develop 13 Software Programs

A group of girls from Herat schools have created 14 technology groups and developed 13 software programs that can be installed on mobiles and computers.
 
Of the 13 software programs, one has been nominated in Asian Technician Challenge competition.
 
The worldwide Technician Challenge competition is held every year in all countries of the globe. The only group from Afghanistan that has  membership of this competition is a group of Herat girls who obtained their membership two years ago.
 
“The program was launched in Afghanistan in 2015 with three groups of five members. Three of them were trainers. Group members have to be older 18 and should be students,” said Zainab Amini, representative of Technician Challenge in Afghanistan.
 
Most of the software developed by the Herat girls focuses on facilitating the education process to be introduced at Herat’s hotel, public and private hospitals, libraries and Herat's ancient places for the benefit of tourists and visitors.
 
The most well-known program is named Tourist Software which can be installed on mobiles and helps tourists easily find any places they want to visit in the province.
 
“First we discussed their needs with a few tourists who had come to Herat. We found that tourists spend lots of time and money and they do not enjoy their trip as they should. So, we tried to develop the Herat Tourist software,” said Farkhunda Ramazani, a member of technician challenge group.
 
The girls said they also have new plans to work on during 2017.
 
“We are trying to change idea to action and making the most of our software, is our priority. The software that we are going to develop this year, will be very useful for our people,” Parwana, member of the group said.
 
The girls say the Technician Challenge program has big supporter and sponsors in other countries, but in Afghanistan no government official has appreciated their efforts and even some high officials even don’t know what they are working on.
 
“We heard that in other countries, the presidents or the vice presidents join in such events and encourage the software developers. But here yet no government official has come to visit our program. Even some government officials do not know about our activities,” said Parisa, member of the group.
 
At first three groups started the program and now nearly 100 girls have joined the group. The number of groups have expanded to 14. 

Provincial

Herat Girls Develop 13 Software Programs

In Afghanistan, no government official has appreciated their efforts and some high officials don't even know what they are working on, the students say

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A group of girls from Herat schools have created 14 technology groups and developed 13 software programs that can be installed on mobiles and computers.
 
Of the 13 software programs, one has been nominated in Asian Technician Challenge competition.
 
The worldwide Technician Challenge competition is held every year in all countries of the globe. The only group from Afghanistan that has  membership of this competition is a group of Herat girls who obtained their membership two years ago.
 
“The program was launched in Afghanistan in 2015 with three groups of five members. Three of them were trainers. Group members have to be older 18 and should be students,” said Zainab Amini, representative of Technician Challenge in Afghanistan.
 
Most of the software developed by the Herat girls focuses on facilitating the education process to be introduced at Herat’s hotel, public and private hospitals, libraries and Herat's ancient places for the benefit of tourists and visitors.
 
The most well-known program is named Tourist Software which can be installed on mobiles and helps tourists easily find any places they want to visit in the province.
 
“First we discussed their needs with a few tourists who had come to Herat. We found that tourists spend lots of time and money and they do not enjoy their trip as they should. So, we tried to develop the Herat Tourist software,” said Farkhunda Ramazani, a member of technician challenge group.
 
The girls said they also have new plans to work on during 2017.
 
“We are trying to change idea to action and making the most of our software, is our priority. The software that we are going to develop this year, will be very useful for our people,” Parwana, member of the group said.
 
The girls say the Technician Challenge program has big supporter and sponsors in other countries, but in Afghanistan no government official has appreciated their efforts and even some high officials even don’t know what they are working on.
 
“We heard that in other countries, the presidents or the vice presidents join in such events and encourage the software developers. But here yet no government official has come to visit our program. Even some government officials do not know about our activities,” said Parisa, member of the group.
 
At first three groups started the program and now nearly 100 girls have joined the group. The number of groups have expanded to 14. 

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