A team of Afghanistan girls wins first place at the largest international robotics festival in Europe.
The first made news when they were denied entry to the united states, twice
They young engineers wow the crowd with a robot that uses solar energy to help small scale farmers. the team has encountered many obstacles this year from access to education in Afghanistan, to being discriminated by the united states. they were eventually granted a special visa after public outcry and took home an award for courage. one of the girls lost her father after a suicide bombing.
They are an excellent example around the world of what can be accomplished by young afghans_ SAID T. JAWAD (Afghan Ambassador to the United Kingdom).