Pakistan's child prodigy, Arfa Karim Randhawa became the world's youngest Microsoft Certified Professional at the age of nine. Her incredible achievements at such a young age prove that given the resources; girls of Pakistan are extremely intelligent, and can succeed in even the so-termed hard fields.
Such was Arfa, with a passion to help promote IT within all social classes of the country. Her brilliance shone worldwide, and Co-founder of Microsoft Mr. Bill Gates met Arfa personally to present her with the certified Microsoft Application Certificate.
Tragically, Arfa passed away on January 14, 2012, after suffering from an epileptic attack.
Women Engineers Pakistan strongly believe that #rolemodels are extremely important for inspiring #womeninSTEMM and #GirlsInTech.
Tasneem Zehra Husain is a theoretical physicist, #LUMS Founding Faculty, Harvard University Alumna, and role model for young #Pakistani girls!
She went to Trieste, Italy on a scholarship awarded by the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) for a yearlong post-graduate degree in the field of High-Energy Physics. Tasneem obtained her PhD in Theoretical Physics from Stockholm University in 2003, after which she went to Harvard University for a two-year-long post-doctoral research position. Her book, "Only the Longest Threads", talks passionately about physics and all its beauties.
CIRCLE brings web development and coding skills to underserved communities with a special focus on women. In addition to tech skills CIRCLE will also be teaching life skills and soft skills to the cohort. Mentors from leading organizations like Google, Systems and IBM will mentor the cohort. The end goal is to enable the cohort to start earning after completing the course. CIRCLE will help them get internships/jobs (top students only), guide about freelance work and also help them get small projects through CIRCLE.
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