Sajida Jomeer, a remarkable Grade 10 student hailing from Loretto College Port Louis, has achieved a remarkable feat by securing a coveted spot in YUVA’s Robotics Team Mauritius. The team is all set to participate in the prestigious Robotics Olympics – FIRST Global 2023, hosted in Singapore.
Sajida Jomeer’s exceptional passion for robotics and innovation has been recognised by YUVA. Sajida’s journey from Loretto College to the international stage of the FIRST Global 2023 event stands as a testament to her dedication and determination.
FIRST Global 2023 is a globally acclaimed robotics competition that brings together young minds from around the world to showcase their technical skills, creativity, and problem-solving abilities. With participants hailing from diverse backgrounds and cultures, this event fosters collaboration and cross-cultural learning among the brightest minds in the field of robotics.
Sajida Jomeer’s selection into YUVA’s Robotics Team Mauritius is a matter of pride for her school, Loretto College Port Louis, and the entire nation. Her achievement highlights the importance of nurturing STEM education among the youth and promoting the practical application of technological skills.
“I am thrilled and honoured to be a part of YUVA’s Robotics Team Mauritius for the FIRST Global 2023 Robotics Olympics. This is an incredible opportunity for me to not only showcase my passion for robotics but also learn from other brilliant minds on an international platform. I am grateful to my parents for supporting me in this journey and to YUVA for believing in my potential,” expressed Sajida Jomeer.
“Since I was a little child, I’ve been fascinated by robots because of the science fiction movies my dad and I used to watch, including my favourite, Terminator. As I’ve grown older, my curiosity has taken over, and I’ve started asking myself things like: How do we manufacture robots? Can the world be taken over by robots? How are robots smarter than us if we, as humans, developed them? Is it the metals they are made of? Will humans actually move to Mars one day, as some have predicted?” added Sajida.
“Being a naturally curious person, I enjoy having all of my questions answered. I searched for the answers because I had so many questions, but some of the results I found weren’t even the ones I was looking for. I’ve also been wondering where the concept for such inventions came from. We even created the automobile, among other things, and are currently working to create flying cars. Flying cars would assist with traffic congestion, and it would also be fantastic if we could create household chore-helping robots. We may unwind while working on other things at the same time. I’m hoping that similar technology will be developed in the future to benefit our younger generations,” said Sajida Jomeer.
As Sajida Jomeer embarks on this remarkable journey to Singapore, she carries with her the aspirations and hopes of her school, her nation, and her fellow students. Her participation in FIRST Global 2023 exemplifies the spirit of innovation, collaboration, and perseverance that the youth of Mauritius represent.
We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Sajida Jomeer and YUVA’s Robotics Team Mauritius for this remarkable achievement.