Teenage girls in the northern Nigerian city of Kano are learning robotics, computing and other STEM subjects as part of an innovative project that challenges local views of what girls should be doing in a socially conservative Muslim society. In a place where girls are expected to marry young and have their education cut short, the Kabara NGO aims to widen their worldview through activities such as building machines, using common software programs and learning about math and science. Since it started in 2016, Kabara has trained more than 200 girls and the founder, Hadiza Garbati, is working on expanding her project to northern cities.

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