FIRST Global is Uniting Mauritian High Schoolers to Solve Global Challenges from the Pandemic

From 27 June to 18 September, Mauritian youth have worked together in the FIRST Global Challenge, innovating solutions to strengthen their communities through STEM.

From social projects to miniature satellites to robot design, the non-profit FIRST Global is launching its latest season for teenagers from around the world, this year to develop solutions to problems the COVID-19 pandemic presented. FIRST Global, which ignites a passion for STEM in youth worldwide to inspire the next generation of problem solvers and innovators, announced the start of the 2021 FIRST Global Challenge — the fifth iteration of its global Olympics-style robotics event.

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10 Fascinating Reasons People Like How YUVA Helped Tackle COVID-19 in Mauritius

YUVA adapted its existing programmes to operate remotely or with physical distancing in the wake of the pandemic. Since we were already intimately connected with our beneficiaries and constituents, we did our best to respond to immediate needs in new ways.

Firstly, YUVA secured a special license called the “Work Access Permit” from the Government of Mauritius to be able to execute the following:

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[Video] What Luqmaan Nohur Says About Robotics Team Mauritius

“My name is Luqmaan Nohur. I am 14 years old, and I attend Northfields International High School.

I have chosen the three sciences along with Computer Science and Additional Mathematics as my IGCSE subjects. We have recently started learning Python Programming in computer science, and I enjoy it. I have some experience with C# Programming, and I made a small game using Unity.

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[Video] What Shevin Capiron Says About Robotics Team Mauritius

My name is Shevin Capiron. I am 18 years old and currently a student at the Royal College of Curepipe.

Technology constantly tingled my senses. I have always been fascinated by its evolution, its potential and how there is no limit to it. As a kid, I would permanently dismantle electronic components, from the first Nokia 3310 to an RC car.

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