The members of an all-female Afghan robotics team evacuated to Qatar will continue their education thanks to Qatar Foundation and Qatar Fund for Development scholarships. Since their native nation was taken over by the Taliban, the team of Afghan Dreamers has been relocated to Education City, where they will receive scholarships to continue their education thanks to a strategic cooperation between Qatar Foundation and Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD).
“At Qatar Foundation, we want to do everything we can to soothe their concerns in the present while also helping them look to the future,” stated Her Excellency Sheikha Hind bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice-Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation.
“By offering scholarships to Education City, they can now continue their education. We are currently examining their specific needs to guarantee they receive the finest possible education within our schools and pre-university program.
During this difficult time in their lives, we want these students to feel safe, cared for, and secure in the knowledge that their education will not be hindered.
Mr. “The educational program jointly supported by QF and QFFD provides high-quality technical training in the use of current technologies, enabling Afghani female students to acquire the skills and knowledge required to be suitably qualified and in demand within the job market.
“We hope this program and the QFFD, QF, and Digital Citizen Fund relationship will inspire a new generation of Afghani girls.” “The team is pleased and appreciative for this opportunity to study abroad,” said Roya Mahboob, founder of the Afghan Girls Robotics Team.
It is a place where the girls can reach their greatest potential. Afghanistan's children are eager to continue making tremendous contributions to the world.”
The Afghan Dreamers will be assisted at QF and QFFD to finish high school and prepare for college, with placements based on educational assessments and goals. They will also be able to improve their robotics talents at QF member Hamad Bin Khalifa University and QF partner universities Texas A&M University and Carnegie Mellon University.
The students went to Qatar after their parent organization, the Digital Citizen Fund, arranged visas with the Qatari government.
QF's Education City is home to the world's largest education ecosystem, with eight universities – including branch campuses of some of the world's top universities – and mainstream and specialty schools, ranging from K-12 to postdoctoral. It also demonstrates how Qatar and its people express support and sympathy for those enduring hardship and upheaval.