Afghan girls' robotics team wins 'courageous achievement' award in US

Salaam Times

WASHINGTON -- A six-member team of high school girls from Herat won a silver medal for "courageous achievement" at an international robotics tournament that ended in the US capital Washington, DC Tuesday (July 18), Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reported.

The award at the FIRST Global Challenge, a three-day-long contest, recognised teams that showed a "can-do" attitude in confronting difficulties.

The team initially were denied US visas, but the US administration later reversed the decision and allowed it to come.

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