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What I did over Winter Break: A Visit to the UN Security Council Meeting on Afghanistan & Touring with the Afghan All-Girls Robotics Team

Elaha Mahboob is a first-year CIPA student who is concentrating her studies on Science, Technology and Infrastructure Studies. While in college, she and her sister Roha founded Afghan Citadel Software Company, the first female-owned IT business in Afghanistan. Later, they co-founded a nonprofit organization called Digital Citizen Fund (DCF). You can read more about Elaha here.
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Reflections on my Systems Thinking Class

Elaha Mahboob is a first-year CIPA student who is concentrating her studies on Science, Technology and Infrastructure Studies. You can read more about Elaha here. (more…)

Meet a CIPA Student: Elaha Mahboob ’19

Hi, I’m Elaha Mahboob. I spent my childhood in Iran as an immigrant and returned to my native country of Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban. I pursued my undergraduate degree in computer science in Afghanistan, and was one of a very few women enrolled in this male-dominated program. While at university, I recognized the transformative nature of computer programming, and what a great equalizer software development can be.

Thus, in my second year of university, I co-founded Afghan Citadel Software Company with my sister Roya, the first female-owned IT business. Later on, my sister and I decided to provide access to technology for girls in schools by creating IT centers and holding digital literacy and financial literacy programs for them, in order to help them improve their lives. (more…)

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