Roya Mahboob on Afghanistan Education and Economy
Independent Films, Interviews
Roya Mahboob is the founder and CEO of the Afghan Citadel Software Company (ACSC).
In this video, she talks about women's education in Afghanistan. More and more women now seek higher education and try to reach a bachelor degree. She believes it will help the country improve its economy and bring peace.
Roya wanted to get a better education in order to reach her goals. and become a leader in technology in Afghanistan.
Through her company, she helps connecting schools to the Internet, and teach students how to work with computers, write blogs, etc.
She hopes this video will help her find people to help research in Afghanistan through the Afghan National Academy of Science.
More about Roya Mahboob:
After receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Herat University, Mahboob went on to get her MBA in IT (Information Technology) in Malaysia. She worked as the IT Coordinator at Herat University from 2007 to 2010 and founded the Afghan Development Program Organization (AYDPO) in 2008, where she held the position of Female Officer and IT Officer. She was also a Project Coordinator in the IT Department of Ministry of Higher Education.
Roya Mahboob founded ACSC with the intention to facilitate more jobs for recent graduates, especially girls, and help them find opportunities in the new IT market. Her goal is to be a role model for the Afghan women and motivate them to start their own technology businesses and take a step closer to having a better future.
For more information about Roya Mahboob, visit the Afghan Development Project, the Afghan Development Initiative, and Film Annex Founder Francesco Rulli's wiki page.
Year of Production: 2012
Country: United States