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Girls honored at Pan-African Robotics Competition

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The competition took place in Dakar, the capital of Senegal.

The particular sign of this second edition of the contest,is the large number of girls in the teams. In fact, the students of a girls’ school in Dakar won the prize for the best project. “Senegal wants to become an emerging country,” says Mary TeuwNiane, Minister of Higher Education and Research. We must of course master the sciences, technologies, engineering sciences and mathematics to both have the skills to be able to control our own natural resources and also create innovations to build our future.”

Engineer SidyNdao is the organizer of the competition. “They emerge from the competition by loving science and engineering, and it is precisely our aim: how can we encourage these children to love science and technology so that they become the next leaders in these fields and can solve the cycle of Problems of Africa.”

The competition brought together more than 200 pupils from the lycées and colleges of Senegal, Mali and the Gambia. “I know a lot of people who were not especially interested in coming, but they came and they liked it,” says UmuTarawally, a student from The Gambia. I talked to a few of my friends and they told me they want to change careers now, they want to become engineers. So I think our generation is definitely the key generation for these areas.”

Along with the girls’ school, two other academic institutions in Senegal won the prizes in the three categories open to high schools. The Pan-African Robotics Competition has, in the end, allowed students to work on machinery projects to solve the major problems of Africa.

Source: Africanews

The competition took place in Dakar, the capital of Senegal.

The particular sign of this second edition of the contest,is the large number of girls in the teams. In fact, the students of a girls’ school in Dakar won the prize for the best project. “Senegal wants to become an emerging country,” says Mary TeuwNiane, Minister of Higher Education and Research. We must of course master the sciences, technologies, engineering sciences and mathematics to both have the skills to be able to control our own natural resources and also create innovations to build our future.”

Engineer SidyNdao is the organizer of the competition. “They emerge from the competition by loving science and engineering, and it is precisely our aim: how can we encourage these children to love science and technology so that they become the next leaders in these fields and can solve the cycle of Problems of Africa.”

The competition brought together more than 200 pupils from the lycées and colleges of Senegal, Mali and the Gambia. “I know a lot of people who were not especially interested in coming, but they came and they liked it,” says UmuTarawally, a student from The Gambia. I talked to a few of my friends and they told me they want to change careers now, they want to become engineers. So I think our generation is definitely the key generation for these areas.”

Along with the girls’ school, two other academic institutions in Senegal won the prizes in the three categories open to high schools. The Pan-African Robotics Competition has, in the end, allowed students to work on machinery projects to solve the major problems of Africa.

Source: Africanews