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Afghan robotics team leader wins Doha 2022 Award

Roya Mahboob, the leader of the Afghan girls’ robotics team, on Saturday won the Doha Forum 2022 Award.
The award was given for her work in forming an all-girls robotics team in Afghanistan who were evacuated to Doha after the regime change in Afghanistan.
Qatar’s Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani honored Roya Mahboob, CEO of the Digital Citizen Fund, for her outstanding efforts to empower the young Afghani girls and enable them to achieve their dreams.
“I am deeply pleased and honored to receive this prestigious award. I’d like to sincerely thank His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad AI Thani for his support & generosity from the bottom of my heart. Also I’d like to express my sincere thanks to all the people who make this happen,” Mahboob tweeted.
The robotics team, made up of women and girls as young as 14, has been heralded for winning international awards for its robots and started work in March on an open-source, low-cost ventilator as the coronavirus pandemic hit the war-torn nation.
After the fall of pervious government and takeover of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) in mid-August, members of Afghanistan’s girl’s robotics team were evacuated from Kabul and brought to Qatar, the Digital Citizen Fund (DCF) and Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement.The post Afghan robotics team leader wins Doha 2022 Award first appeared on Ariana News.

Source: Ariana News

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