60 children get training in robotics


See full press release from the Volunteer Youth Corps. Inc: 

Volunteer Youth Corps Inc. (VYC) concluded an exciting four (4) weeks of Robotics Training at its Youth Centre in Durban Backlands on August 20, 2021. Sixty (60) students across 9 high schools benefitted from training in the Building, Designing and Programming of the LEGO Mind storm EV3 Robots.

VYC extends congratulations to the four teams who walked away with trophies at last Friday’s event. Tucville Secondary School placed 1st overall and secured two additional trophies in Engineering and Design and Programming Competency.

The robots from the four winning teams (Photo: VYC)

St. Roses High placed 2nd overall and also won two additional trophies for Teamwork and Best Presentation. 3rd place went to North Ruimveldt Secondary and a Mixed team comprising of students from Dolphin Secondary, Christ Church Secondary, Campbellville Secondary and Richard Ishmael Secondary secured a trophy for top performance under the category Innovation and Creativity.

The group of children from the Tucville Secondary school (Photo: VYC)

The Robotics Competition falls under VYC’s STEM Afterschool Program, which is an event held several times per year during the July/August school breaks and at annual events such as, STEM Conferences & Camps.

Volunteer Youth Corps Inc. is a non-profit organization that implements STEM education at its Academy as well as 15 high schools in regions 3&4. This program has been continuously funded by ExxonMobil for over 10 years.

VYC also extends a heartfelt thank you to Royal Castle for their donation of meals in support of the competition.

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