On the 2nd of October, 2023, the Ministry for Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology received the National First Global Challenge (FGC) Team Gambia, 2023, at its office premises in Bijilo. These awe-inspiring young Gambians will represent the country in Singapore's prestigious International Robotics Competition.
CEO Dr. Jorjoh Ndure-Tambedou of InSIST Global accompanied the brilliant boys and girls to express their gratitude to the government of the Gambia for its modest support to the young scientists and innovators before their departure to Singapore. The Permanent Secretary, Dr. Yusupha Touray, and senior officials of MoHERST showed delight in their association with such promising minds.
The FGC Team Gambia, 2023, will present an innovation called “Project Well”, to be executed by a robot they developed and named “Scorpion”. The young innovators were inspired by the pulley system of The Gambia’s traditional wells. The theme of this year's challenge is Hydrogen Horizon, and their project is designed to do phenomenal feats around this theme.
The Permanent Secretary, Dr. Touray, applauded the group for their hard work and dedication and advised them to be excellent ambassadors of our dearest nation.
“Go and represent us with love and passion for the country,” said Dr. Touray.
According to the Deputy Permanent Secretary Technical, Mr. Mucktarr M.Y Darboe, this is a step in the right direction. He urged the team to expand their horizon and nurture that drive.
“Doors will always open for you,” inspired Mr. Darboe.
Thousands of students from more than 190 countries will gather in Singapore this year to compete in a thrilling game, highlighting the importance of renewable energy. It is common knowledge that Singapore is at the forefront of sustainability initiatives, which makes it an excellent choice for this year’s competition.
Team Gambia, 2023, departed on Wednesday, October 4, 2023. MoHERST wishes them the best of luck in this competition.
Mahzouba Maya Faal, Information Officer, MoHERST