Monday, November 4

Showcasing: Microsoft -Omani National Winners

I had the pleasure of meeting three young Omani women, who are representing Oman in a splendid fashion!

No! I am not talking about their dress sense.

These young Omani ladies have represented Oman in the IT field via competing in the Microsoft's Imagine Cup; the world’s premier competition for student technologists, developers and aspiring entrepreneurs to create innovative projects and ultimately bring those ideas to market.

Team Thrizers created an app known as ReadX, which helps dyslexic children learn and lets parents keep track of their progress. The app was good enough to win a national Imagine Cup, a Microsoft-sponsored student competition; that earned Asya Al Jabri and her friends--Marwa Al Habsi and Safa Al Mukhaini, both 22--a spot representing Oman in the International Imagine Cup in July in St. Petersburg, Russia.

It just filled my heart to the brim to see young Omani ladies representing Oman on an International level and bringing something worthy to the local community that would eventually enhance the learning abilities of dyslexic children. There confidence and passion for what they had achieved was evident when presenting. I must say that they are in a huge way a inspiration to Omani youth.

Students are eligible to register and compete in Imagine Cup by visiting A full list of competition categories is available at

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