Vietnam claims seven prizes at int'l robotics contest

By Bich Thanh, Thanh Nien News

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Two students of Ho Chi Minh City's Le Ngoc Han Primary School win the Excellence prize at the International Robotics Contest in Malaysia. Photo: Diem Phuong Two students of Ho Chi Minh City's Le Ngoc Han Primary School win the Excellence prize at the International Robotics Contest in Malaysia. Photo: Diem Phuong

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Vietnamese students have claimed seven prizes at the Digital Youth Award in Malaysia, including one first prize, one second prize, three Distinction prizes and two Excellence prizes
Vietnam sent 24 teams to the 5th annual competition, with students coming from Doan Thi Diem, Nam Thanh Cong and Nguyen Tat Thanh primary schools in Hanoi and Le Ngoc Han and Giong Ong To primary schools in Ho Chi Minh City.
These teams had won prized at the Vietnam Robothon 2014 held in HCMC on November 1.
The competition, themed “Zero Waste” attracted students aged 6-13 from Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Philippines and Vietnam.
Last year, Vietnam won one first prize, two Distinction prizes and two Excellence prizes.
The Digital Youth Award (DYA) program is a unique non-profit project created to promote and strengthen youth cultural exchange, friendship and education via various forms of digital entertainment, according to organizers.
It has the goal to show that digital culture is a uniting factor for today's youth and is a powerful tool not only to entertain but also to create, educate, compete and bring the youth to new cultural experiences.
 

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