President AETDEW along with President ECOSF meets with Executive Chairman of National School Sports League Robot Working Committee-China, in Beijing, December 19, 2017
While in Beijing for the launch of inaugural “Belt and Road Teenager Camp and Teachers Workshop”, Dato Lee Yee Cheong, President Academy of Engineering and Technology of the Developing World (AETDEW) along with founding fellows of AETDEW; President ECOSF Prof. Dr. Manzoor Hussain Soomro, Professor Han Liqun and Prof. Zhong Xiyin held a meeting with the Executive Chairman of National School Sports League Robot Working Committee-China Prof. He Chenguang.
The Executive Chair warmly welcomed the visitors and apprised them of various activities and programmes being undertaken by the Sports League Robot Working Committee. He informed the delegates that the robotics is being promoted among children right from the beginning at the primary school level in China to equip them with right set of skills to combat future challenges. The working committee has established required facilities across the educational institutions in the country, whereby they are providing productive opportunities to students by organizing robotic competition to develop logical thinking and technological reasoning abilities among students at different education level across China.
It is pertinent to mention that through these robotic competition and activities, young minds are being engaged to develop and sharpen their skills in the field artificial intelligence, which as whole is actively promoted across China. Dato Lee and Prof. Soomro appreciated the initiatives and activities being undertaken by the Sports League Robot Working Committee and they proposed to Prof. He Chenguang to extend these activities to other countries along Belt and Road as a part of inquiry based science education (IBSE) programme being pursued by Dato Lee and Dr. Soomro in collaboration with CAST and its subsidiary organizations- CYSC and CASCI. Professor HE was positive to the proposal.