During this year’s Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, a tech competition bringing together students from 71 countries with the goal of solving global issues, many were surprised that two of three all-female teams came from the Arab world. The young women representing Oman and Qatar, however, saw nothing unusual.
Over the past decade, Qatar’s and Oman’s governments have invested in girls’ education and STEM fields. The young women competing say they can’t remember school without computer science classes.
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