Afghan Business Woman Fereshteh Forough - An Introduction in Farsi
Fereshteh Forough is a founding partner of the Afghan Citadel Software Company (ACSC) and the director of the company's Herat branch. Based in Kabul and Herat, ACSC provides services such as design and implementation of enterprise software application and databases, website publishing and manipulation, ICT Design and establishment, consulting and IT solutions. The company has recently partnered with IBM, Pakistan and InfoTech. ACSC chooses to hire women to give them more opportunities and improve their social and IT skills. ACSC's goal is to become a leader in the IT market both in Afghanistan and internationally. Ms. Forough is also a lecturer in the Computer Science faculty at Herat University.
Fereshteh Forough was born on August 3rd, 1985 in Herat, Afghanistan. In 1986, she moved to Iran with her family. She went to primary, secondary, and high school in Torbat, where her father worked in an organization focused on solving Afghan refugee problems.
In 2002, Forough's family returned to Afghanistan. Forough started teaching English to girls in an Afghan Youth Association and later attended the University's Computer Science program. After graduation, she joined a two-year Masters program at the Technical University in Berlin. She got her Masters in 2010 in Database Engineering.
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