DOHA—It has been only a little over a month since nine members of Afghanistan’s all-female robotics team were evacuated from Afghanistan, and the young women are already busy building robots for an upcoming international competition.
The team was already trying to leave Afghanistan when the Taliban movement reached Kabul and seized power on August 15. Nine of them arrived in Doha on August 17, while another six were evacuated to Mexico.
“We continue our way, and nothing can stop us,” Sumaya Faruqi, an 18-year-old member of the team, said during a Zoom interview. “By participating in this competition, we want to show everyone that Afghan girls have talent. If you provide them with facilities, then it doesn’t matter where they are.”