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Afghan girls’ robotics team overcomes setbacks to win contest in Europe

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After series of setbacks, the girl’s from the robotics team of Afghanistan won a prestigious robotic competition in Europe.

The three teenage girls from the team won the ‘Entrepreneurial Challenge at Robotex’ that was held in Estonia from November 24 till November 26th.

This group of teenagers attracted huge international attention when they were denied US visas to participate in the robotics competition in the summer of this year.

Afghan embassies in London and USA announced earlier this week about the achievement of the girls.

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“We are extremely proud of the wonderful accomplishments of the Afghan All-Girl Robotics Team.”

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Afghanistan’s ambassador to the United Kingdom, Said T. Jawad, said in a statement on Wednesday that “they (Afghan girls) are an excellent example for people around the world of what can be accomplished by young Afghans if given the right support and the opportunity to excel in their education.”

The challenge of the team was to show the prototype that could solve a real-world problem and that customers would want to buy it.

Their intriguing idea of robots consuming solar energy to help the small-scale farmers made them win the competition.

The girls edged out Poland team that secured second position and Estonian team that secured the third position in the competition.