Promoting STEM Education in Mauritius: YUVA Academy launches Robotics Programme

Very committed to its mission of making Mauritian youth the leaders and innovators of tomorrow, YUVA will participate, for the second time, in the FIRST Global Challenge 2019, the Robotics Olympic Games, which will be held in Dubai in October.

After interviewing 300+ Mauritian secondary school students, five candidates were selected to form part of the Mauritius Robotics Team called the FIRST Global Mauritius.

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YUVA selects Lurvish Polodoo of Royal College Port Louis to represent Mauritius in Robotics Competition in Dubai

My name is Lurvish Polodoo. I am 16 years old and I am originally from the South of Mauritius. 

As a high school student at the Royal College of Port Louis, I was raised in a family that attached great importance to studies. To this end, I grew up with the idea that only higher education could guarantee my success. I have never asked myself what I would like to do in my life or what I would like to become in the future. I used to go to class without any specific goal.

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YUVA selects 14-year old Taran Dhani of MITD to represent Mauritius in Robotics Competition in Dubai

My name is Taran Dhani “Varun”. I am 14 years old and I come from Petit Raffray in Mauritius.

I am deeply passionate about electronics and mechanics. I like building little gadgets and repairing devices. It is an interest that I have developed since childhood. Whenever it came to playing with my games, I used to disassemble them and assemble them and that is how my hobby became a professional interest. At the moment, I pursue vocational training in the field of electronics at the Mauritius Institute of Training and Development (MITD). After my studies, I would like to become an engineer. Later on, I want to create a start-up to design high-tech gadgets.

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YUVA selects 15-year old Anushree Luchooa of Droopnath Ramphul State College to represent Mauritius in Robotics Competition in Dubai

My name is Anushree Luchooa. I am 15 years old and I am studying Computer Sciences at Droopnath Ramphul State College in Mauritius.

I grew up in a single-parent family. Since I was six years old, my mother has been taking care of me and juggling work and family alone. It has never been easy for her. But I must say that the daily use of household appliances and other devices has made our task a little easier. At home, electronic devices are a part of our everyday life. It is one of the factors that led me to develop a special interest in robotics.

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YUVA selects 14-year old Tanveersingh Juwaheer of Goodlands SSS to represent Mauritius in Robotics Competition in Dubai

I am Tanveersingh Juwaheer “Nilesh”. I am 14 years old and I come from Petit Raffray in Mauritius.

As a student at Goodlands State Secondary School Boys, I follow a general academic education. At school, my favourite subject is Design and Technology. I have a strong preference for this subject over the theoretical disciplines, as it allows me to put my knowledge into practice while simultaneously acquiring some skills for the use of technology. I have always associated my passion for my studies. Passionate about video games, later on, I would like to use video game characters as inspiration to design robots that can help people to perform different domestic and other tasks.

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YUVA selects Devesh Takoor of Sir Leckraz Teelock SSS to represent Mauritius in Robotics Competition in Dubai

My name is Devesh Takoor. I am 18 years old and I am from Flacq in Mauritius.

I am a high school student at Sir Leckraz Teelock State Secondary School. I have been passionate about Mathematics and Computer Science since I was very young. I love numbers and Programming is one of my favourite hobbies. At school, I am a member of the Robotics and Coding Club where students are trained in programming and coding. After graduating, I would like to make a career in the field of computer security to prevent data hacking.

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