Students at the Afghan-Turk boys' high school in Balkh province held a demonstration of their achievements, which included robots and other science projects, as well as artistic pieces.
Mohammad Naeem Frotan, manager of the school, said 10 days ago a number of the school’s students participated in a drawing and painting competition held in Turkey and gained honors. According to Frotan, students from Afghan-Turk schools in 40 countries participated in that competition.
Frotan also said in early 2021 an online robotic competition was held in the United States. He said they had sent their robot to the competition, and it won first position.
“Our activities in robot-making are active and are being run by teachers and students. Our robot got the first position in a competition in the United States,” he said.
Around 150 students participated in the demonstration in Mazar-e-Sharif city and put on show to display their artistic and scientific achievements.
Ahmad Walid, a student who has made an earthquake alarm device said his device is useful in informing people of any earthquake. “This device with a simple alarm can warn the people to take care of themselves,” he said.
Meanwhile, a number of students said such exhibitions encourage them and they will do more to make more progress.
“We are determined to carry out projects more professionally,” Ehsanullah, a student said.
“Today’s exhibition is the result of the students’ hard work. Knowledge is more useful when we put it into practice. Thus, we want the students to put into practice what they learn in the classes so they learn it better and use it,” said Saleh Saghar, head of the Turkish Maarif Foundation in Afghanistan.
The Afghan-Turk school holds exhibitions twice every year, in spring and summer, during which the students display their achievements, the school officials said.