Moldova: The FIRST LEGO League Challenge Moldova 2023 in the field of technology and robotics was held on Saturday and gathered 214 students across the country. This year’s theme was “Super Powered” and focused on innovative ways to solve energy challenges. Twenty-nine teams competed to develop creative technologic solutions.
In awarding one of the prizes, along with Minister of Education Anatolie Topala, Ambassador Steven Fisher said that the UK was proud to be one of the international supporters of the Future Technologies Activity project and congratulated all participants in the competition. Commenting on the theme of this year’s competition, he said that the room was undoubtedly full of energy, and the young people present, particularly the girls’ participation levels, best represented the country’s future.
Minister of Education of Moldova Anatolie Topala also took to Facebook to congratulate the FIRST LEGO League Challenge Moldova 2023 competition participants.
He said that he attended the final of the FLL Challenge Moldova 2023 robotics competition with his colleagues from the government Dumitru Alaiba and Victor Parlicov, US Ambassador His Excellency Kent Logsdon, Ambassador of Great Britain His Excellency Steven Fisher, USAID Chief of Mission Scott Hocklander, Country Manager of Premier Energy Jose Luis Gomez Pascual and the CEO of Orange Moldova Olga Surugiu.
The Minister said that he met many talented young people at this contest, passionate about robotics.
“This competition, as well as the results obtained at various school competitions at the national and international level, show us that our country has great development potential in the field of information technology. The success of the development of the Republic of Moldova depends on the ability to build a better future for its citizens at home. We invest in school infrastructure, diversify the curricular offer, open new specialities so students can manifest their potential here at home,” added Anatolie Topala.
The event was organized under the aegis of USAID Moldova with the support of the Ministry of Education of Sweden and the United Kingdom within the Future Technologies Project. Partners of this edition were the IT and energy sector companies: Orange, Premier Energy Moldova Distribution and FFW Agency.