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Zimbabwe Robotics Team To Compete In Mexico Later This Year

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The Zimbabwe Robotics Team will be competing in the FIRST(For Inspiration Recognition Science and Technology) Global Challenge in Mexico later this year.

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Background…

Last year a group of students competed in the FIRST Global Challenge hosted in Washington DC, USA. This was the first time Zimbabwe was represented in such a competition and the team had only prepared for 6 weeks when they were put on the spot. This meant their knowledge around artificial intelligence and coding wasn’t up to scratch.

These hurdles did not stop them from competing at the highest level and they managed to secure 17th out of 163 other countries. Impact Hub Harare who have been helping Robotics noted that this was an outstanding achievement for a group that was severely lacking in resources.

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Fast forward…

This year the team has been invited to the challenge once again and it’s taking placing from 15-18 August in Mexico. The theme of this year’s competition  is ‘Energy Impact’

Impact Hub did note however that the team is still facing financial challenges. They are kindly seeking assistance:

  • Purchase of robotics kit
  • Team travel to the competition
  • Training
  • Food and lodging
  • Uniforms

If you’re interested in offering sponsorship (cash/kind) here are some details where you can assist:

Account DetailsACC/Number
Paypalharare@impacthub.netN/A
BankBank Name​: BancABC
Branch Code: ​21120
Account Name: ​Hub Harare
​28509165502016
EcoCashName: Impact Hub Harare​0782 639 919

 

 

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One thought on “Zimbabwe Robotics Team To Compete In Mexico Later This Year

  1. Is Authur Mutambara helping our students to shine! Its a shame if he is not

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