Mowbray non-profit helps teens to robotics glory

The Asset team, along with their coaches, that competed in the First Lego League (FLL) Robotics Western Cape Regional Competition.

A Mowbray non-profit organisation has helped teens from Bloekombos, Wallacedene and Joe Slovo Park, win two of the four categories in a robotics competition.

The Association for Educational Transformation (ASSET) mentored the 22 pupils ahead of the First Lego League (FLL) Robotics Western Cape Regional Competition, held at the Protea Heights Academy, in Brackenfell, on Saturday May 14.

Asset fielded three teams of pupils from Masibambane Secondary School, Hector Peterson Secondary School, Wallacedene Senior Secondary School and Sinenjongo High School who went up against 21 other teams in four categories.

All three of Asset’s teams won the Core Values category, while two won the Innovation Project category. One of the teams, which previously won an Innovation Project trophy in an FLL scrimmage tournament in April, was invited to the national competition in Johannesburg.

Asset director Busi Maqubela says they help school pupils prepare for the challenges of the 21st century. “Asset’s win in the Project Innovation, category, where pupils identified real-world problems and came up with an innovative solution, signals great progress.”

The first-prize trophies for the Innovation Project and Core Values categories.

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