Kabul, 11 February 2023 (TDI): Today the international community celebrates World Women & Girls in Science. In honor of International Day of Women & Girls in Science, The US mission to Afghanistan dedicates & highlights the incredible work of the Afghan girls’ Robotic team.


The US mission to Kabul highlighted that Afghan women are a great example of hope and hard work. Further, they added, if Afghan women are given an opportunity, they can help build the innovative, technology-enabled world of the future.

They also insist that Afghan women and girls deserve to be educated at all levels. It is noteworthy that Afghan Girl Robotic Team ‘Afghan Dreamer’ built a ventilator from used car parts in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

However, after the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan, the girls left the country and some of them arrived in Mexico. The Education Cannot Wait (ECW) also named Sumaya Farooqi as the new ECW global champion.

Sumaya Farooqi was the former captain of the Afghan Girls Robotic Team. She will serve as a global advocate for ECW.

In this context, she will head an important Spotlight on Afghanistan panel discussion at the upcoming ECW High-Level Financing Conference on 16 and 17 February in Geneva, Switzerland.

Sumaya Farooqi honored and accepted her appointment as Education Cannot Wait’s Global Champion on behalf of all the girls worldwide who dream against all odds of an education.

She also said, “Our teams are future Scientists and leaders of tomorrow. So many are being left behind. We must unite in our efforts to ensure girls everywhere can access high-quality science, technology, engineering, and math education, and realize our collective dreams of a better, more equal world for all”.

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It is also pertinent to note that the Taliban regime banned women from attending higher school in late 2022.

While they repeatedly promised the international community that the ban was temporary, the decision has not been reversed until now.