The young inventors of Burkina Faso at the 2019 FIRST Global Challenge

(Translated from French)

Burkina Faso took part for the second time this year in the FIRST Global Challenge, an international robotics competition that brings together young people aged 14 to 18 from around the globe every year.

The Burkina team of five young people, Jade, Cheick, Flore, Oceane and Walliatou, took part in the competition held in Dubai with Fasobot, a robot capable of sorting waste in the sea.

Listen to Africa Avenir with Alexandrine Holognon (Audio available in article).

Our guests :

Cheick Oumar Farid Ouedraogo, a second-class student and member of the Burkina Faso team at FGC Dubai 2019.

Zoulfaou DANKOURMA, computer scientist and lead of the Women Techmakers community. She is the Head of Delegation of Burkina Faso at the FIRST Global Challenge.

Evelia GADEGBEKU, marketing and communication manager, member of the executive committee and former director of Enter Africa Burkina Faso.

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