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Teenage Engineers in Afghanistan Use Car Parts to Build Ventilators

阿富汗少年工程师利用汽车零件制作呼吸机

Young female engineers in Afghanistan are using old car parts to develop ventilators to treat coronavirus patients.

阿富汗的一群年轻女工程师利用废旧汽车零件研发呼吸机用以治疗冠状病毒患者。

The girls - ages 14 to 17 - are members of a prize-winning robotics team. They say they are on a life-saving mission. Somaya Farooqi is among them.

这群女孩年龄在14至17岁之间,都是一个屡获殊荣的机器人技术团队的成员。她们称自己正在执行一场挽救生命的任务。其中一名成员名叫索玛亚·法鲁奇。

腾讯分分彩代理“If we even save one life with our device, we will be proud,” she said.

她说:“如果我们用我们制造的设备哪怕能挽救一条生命,我们都会感到自豪。”

腾讯分分彩代理On most mornings, Farooqi’s father drives the girls to a workspace outside the western Afghan city of Herat, where they live. The trip takes careful planning to avoid police roadblocks set up to enforce stay-at-home orders for people in Herat.

大多数清晨,法鲁奇的父亲会开车将女孩们带到阿富汗西部城市赫拉特郊外的一个工作区。赫拉特是他们的居住地。每趟行程都要经过周密的计划,以避开警方为强制赫拉特当地居民执行居家隔离令而设置的路障。

腾讯分分彩代理There are a limited number of special permits to avoid the police stops, but Farooqi’s father has not been able to get one. The girls say they have to work fast so they are willing to take risks to travel outside the city. “We are concerned about security driving out of the city,” Farooqi said.

能够避免被警察拦停的特殊通行证数量有限,而法鲁奇的父亲未能得到一个名额。女孩们表示她们必须迅速完工,因此她们也愿意冒险出城。 法鲁奇说,“我们担心开车出城的安全问题”。

腾讯分分彩代理But there is no other way, she said, adding, “we have to try to save people’s lives.”

但是没有其他办法,她说着同时补充道,“我们必须想办法挽救人们的生命。”

The team’s efforts would have been unthinkable in Afghanistan just a generation ago. Under Taliban rule in the late 1990s, girls were not permitted to even go to school. Farooqi’s mother was forced to leave school in the third grade.

腾讯分分彩代理该团队所做之事对于她们的上一辈来说或是天方夜谭。在20世纪90年代后期塔利班的统治下,女孩们甚至不被允许去上学。法鲁奇的母亲在小学三年级时被迫辍学。

After the United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001, girls were permitted to return to schools. The struggle to gain equal rights for females continues and the young engineers push forward with their work. “We are the new generation,” Farooqi said. “We fight and work for people. Girl and boy, it does not matter anymore.”

腾讯分分彩代理在2001年美国入侵阿富汗后,女孩们才被允许返回学校。为女性争取平等权利的斗争仍在继续,年轻的工程师也在继续努力。“我们是新一代,”法鲁奇说,“我们为人民而战。性别已经不重要了。”

Afghanistan is facing the coronavirus crisis with limited supplies of medical equipment. The country has just 400 ventilators for its population of more than 36 million. So far, the country has reported more than 1,000 cases of the virus, and about 30 deaths. But experts say the number of cases are likely much higher since virus testing remains very limited in the country.

阿富汗在应对冠状病毒危机中可用的医疗设备供应有限。该国有3千6百万人口,但仅有400台呼吸机。迄今为止,该国已报告了1000多例确诊病例,约30例死亡病例。但专家表示,由于该国的病毒测试仍然非常有限,因此病例的实际数量可能要高得多。

More coronavirus cases have been reported in Herat province because it sits close to the border with Iran, which has experienced a severe spread.

腾讯分分彩代理赫拉特省上报了较多的冠状病毒确诊病例,因为该地区接近与伊朗接壤的边界,而伊朗正遭遇严重的冠状病毒危机。

The local spread of the virus led Farooqi and her team to try to come up with a medical solution. At their workspace, the team has experimented with two different designs. One of them is based on plans developed by engineers at America’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

病毒在当地的传播迫使法鲁奇和她的团队需要研究出一套医疗解决方案。在她们的工作区中,该团队尝试了两种不同的设计方案。其中一个方案是在美国麻省理工学院(MIT)的工程师们制定出的方案基础之上建立的。

腾讯分分彩代理Parts used to build the ventilators include the motor of a small car device, car batteries and sets of oxygen pumps. A group of auto repair experts helps the team build the ventilator structure.

腾讯分分彩代理用于制造呼吸机的零部件包括小型汽车装置的电动机,汽车电池和成套的氧气泵。一组汽车维修专家帮助该团队构建了呼吸机的结构。

Daniela Rus, a professor at MIT, welcomed the team’s quick development efforts. “It will be excellent to see it tested and locally produced,” she said.

麻省理工学院的教授丹尼拉·鲁斯赞许了该团队敏捷地研发工作。她说:“如果能看到它在本地测试并被使用就太好了。”

腾讯分分彩代理Afghan businesswoman Roya Mahboob founded the robotics team and raises money to empower girls in technology. She says she hopes Farooqi’s group will finish building a working model by May or June. The model will then be tested by the country’s health ministry, at first on animals, a government spokesman said.

腾讯分分彩代理阿富汗女商人罗亚·玛哈布博创立了这个机器人技术团队,并集资资助女孩们学习科技技术能力。她说,她希望法鲁奇的团队能在5月或6月前完成工作模型的建立。一位政府发言人则表示,该模型随后将由该国卫生部首先在动物身上进行测试。

腾讯分分彩代理Somaya Farooqi says her team felt the need to seek a solution to help people at home. “Afghans should be helping Afghanistan in this pandemic,” she said. “We should not wait for others.”

索玛亚·法鲁奇说,她的团队认为有必要找到一种可以帮到居家隔离的人的解决方案。她说:“在大流行期间,阿富汗人应该自立自强,而不是翘首期待他人资助。”

腾讯分分彩代理I’m Bryan Lynn.

腾讯分分彩代理布莱恩·林恩报道。

 

Teenage Engineers in Afghanistan Use Car Parts to Build Ventilators

Young female engineers in Afghanistan are using old car parts to develop ventilators to treat coronavirus patients.

The girls - ages 14 to 17 - are members of a prize-winning robotics team. They say they are on a life-saving mission. Somaya Farooqi is among them.

腾讯分分彩代理“If we even save one life with our device, we will be proud,” she said.

On most mornings, Farooqi’s father drives the girls to a workspace outside the western Afghan city of Herat, where they live. The trip takes careful planning to avoid police roadblocks set up to enforce stay-at-home orders for people in Herat.

腾讯分分彩代理There are a limited number of special permits to avoid the police stops, but Farooqi’s father has not been able to get one. The girls say they have to work fast so they are willing to take risks to travel outside the city. “We are concerned about security driving out of the city,” Farooqi said.

But there is no other way, she said, adding, “we have to try to save people’s lives.”

腾讯分分彩代理The team’s efforts would have been unthinkable in Afghanistan just a generation ago. Under Taliban rule in the late 1990s, girls were not permitted to even go to school. Farooqi’s mother was forced to leave school in the third grade.

腾讯分分彩代理After the United States invaded Afghanistan in 2001, girls were permitted to return to schools. The struggle to gain equal rights for females continues and the young engineers push forward with their work. “We are the new generation,” Farooqi said. “We fight and work for people. Girl and boy, it does not matter anymore.”

Afghanistan is facing the coronavirus crisis with limited supplies of medical equipment. The country has just 400 ventilators for its population of more than 36 million. So far, the country has reported more than 1,000 cases of the virus, and about 30 deaths. But experts say the number of cases are likely much higher since virus testing remains very limited in the country.

More coronavirus cases have been reported in Herat province because it sits close to the border with Iran, which has experienced a severe spread.

The local spread of the virus led Farooqi and her team to try to come up with a medical solution. At their workspace, the team has experimented with two different designs. One of them is based on plans developed by engineers at America’s Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Parts used to build the ventilators include the motor of a small car device, car batteries and sets of oxygen pumps. A group of auto repair experts helps the team build the ventilator structure.

Daniela Rus, a professor at MIT, welcomed the team’s quick development efforts. “It will be excellent to see it tested and locally produced,” she said.

Afghan businesswoman Roya Mahboob founded the robotics team and raises money to empower girls in technology. She says she hopes Farooqi’s group will finish building a working model by May or June. The model will then be tested by the country’s health ministry, at first on animals, a government spokesman said.

Somaya Farooqi says her team felt the need to seek a solution to help people at home. “Afghans should be helping Afghanistan in this pandemic,” she said. “We should not wait for others.”

I’m Bryan Lynn.


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