In 2015, Uncommon Union sent a team to Afghanistan, including co-founder Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown, to develop a series of stories for Salon Magazine featuring Afghan entrepreneur, Roya Mahboob. The project focused on her foundation, The Digital Citizen Fund (DCF), which has since gained international recognition.
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The Salon stories were the fist to provide an in-depth look at the work of the DCF which includes the renown Afghan girls robotics team. This awareness helped build support for the foundation which has expanded to open several new schools for girls in Afghanistan.
Brown now sits on the board of the Digital Citizen Fund and Uncommon Union continues to working to support the organization’s mission to help girls and women in developing countries gain access to technology, virtually connect with others across the world, and obtain necessary skills to succeed in today’s expanding global market.
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