Five teenage girls from Afghan Girls Robotic Team are among the 20 honorees on this year’s Forbes Under 30 Asia list who are 21 or younger.
The girls are famous for developing low-cost devices and their recent effort to make a ventilator. It has not been approved by officials but their efforts were hailed by many.
Somaya Farooqi, Ayda Haiderpoor, Elham Mansoori, Florance Pouya and Diana Wahabzada are the five girls whose names are on the list. They all aged between 15 and 19.
They are part of the Afghan Girls Robotic Team, an all-female robotics team that was formed with help from New York-based nonprofit Digital Citizen Fund in 2017.
They are also among the 20 honorees on this year’s 30 Under 30 Asia list.