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MASHAL: SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP INCUBATOR

Mashal is an Urdu word which means ‘torch’ or ‘light’ in English. CodeHER in collaboration of VBF is working to bring Mashal is an intensive 5-week training program in Pakistan. The program is designed to equip economically disadvantaged young women with the technical skills and leadership abilities necessary for them to tackle issues they are passionate about, be prepared for global career opportunities in the 21st century, and become leaders in their communities. Taking place over Zoom, this program incorporates computer literacy education within an entrepreneurial lens. Business, leadership, and interpersonal skills are a key component of the curriculum, with an emphasis on effective altruism and public service. The pilot program will be launched in June 2021 to enable young women to build their own social-impact organizations that tackle a community issue using technology