Afghan Girls’ Robotic Team Ranks 114 & Wins Silver Medal for ‘Courageous Achievement’

Published by , July 24, 2017 12:45 pm

(IndianExpress) A robotics team comprising of six girls from Herat region in Afghanistan won a silver medal for “courageous achievement” on Tuesday at the First Global Challenge competition, an international robotics contest held in the United States of America. The girls, who were earlier twice denied visas to US after travelling around 500 miles over Taliban-controlled territory to US embassy in Kabul, were honored for displaying “a can-do attitude throughout the challenge, even under difficult circumstances, or when things do not go as planned.”
The contest, which was held at American Revolution Constitution Hall in Washington with teams from over 163 countries participating, saw the Afghanistan girls team getting a rank of 114th, ahead of United States and United Kingdom teams.

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