An Afghan youth has qualified to the semi-finals of the a science and technology competition in United States for a computer application he has developed.Tamim Isazadah, a student of Computer Science Faculty, has created the application with an aim to help resolve the issues of education in the country.
According to Isazadah, the application will help the parents to review the educational progress of their children, including their test results and attendance.He has managed to qualify to the semi-finals after his application was approved from 1,200 applications submitted for the application from 165 countries.
The competition, Tech-I, is being organized by Global Innovation through Science and Technology in United States.The GIST Tech-I Competition is an annual competition for science and technology entrepreneurs from emerging economies worldwide.
Aspiring innovators submit their ideas and startups online in an application consisting of an executive summary and promotional video. Their applications are then reviewed by experts and voted on by the global voting public in order to determine the finalists, according to GIST Network.Led by the US Department of State, since 2011, innovators from around the globe have showcased their science and technology ventures to the world through GIST Tech-I Competitions.