These young people showed "their skills" in the fields of electronics, mechanics and programming, forming part of the "team that brought pride to the Angolan nation", reads a statement from ITEL.
According to the statement, the team included Joaquim Junior André João, Marcos Agostinho Viegas Zeca, Luís da Silva, Clevânio Clemente, Edmilson Marques and Marcos Manuel. According to the note – to which VerAngola had access – the two former institute students Joaquim and Marcos made a significant contribution to achieving 'silver', with Joaquim taking on the role of competitor and Marcos as the team's mentor.
With this achievement at a global level, the country consolidated itself "as the main nation of the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries (CPLP) and SADC" in the aforementioned competition. In addition, the achievement of first place in the 'Social Media World' category reflects "the positive impact that this victory is having on social networks, further increasing Angola's international recognition in the field of robotics", reads the statement.
It should be noted that the team was received at the airport by ITEL's deputy pedagogical director, representing the institute's general director.
In the statement, Arotec, a "pioneer startup in the promotion of robotics" in the country, is highlighted, as well as congratulated for encouraging this "technological segment in the academic community of Angolan youth".