Arzo, 17, always dreamed about becoming a computer scientist in Afghanistan. In a country where 35 percent of girls her age get married, she was working against the cultural grain. When she chanced upon the first girls' coding school in Herat, she saw her opportunity to pursue her dream. She successfully completed a web development and design class and soon after began working as a freelance web developer earning income. "They were asking me how old I am that I know how to code at such a young age and asked me how I learned it," Arzo said. "I am making $100 per month now. The first-ever salary I received through my coding skills was an unforgettable feeling. I was so happy that I can make money by myself and I am so grateful to the coding school for making this happen to me."
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