May 5, 2021 – The Department of Education (DepEd) commended the Abra High School Robotics team after taking home bronze medals in the Senior Innovation Category of the recently-concluded World Robot Games 2021.
In line with the theme “New World after COVID,” the Abra High School Robotics team, composed of Venice Balbin, Marc Dei Niel Bides, Keneth Seruno, Shefally Daime Valencia, David James Rayver Viado, and Ma. Teresa Viste developed an automatic and contactless Disinfection Channel and a Portable and Dual-Powered Renewal Energy Source sanitation station that bested around 27 entries in the world.
“Ang Disinfection Channel na ginawa naming ay automatic at contactless. Bago ka pumasok sa isang establisyemento ay dadaan ka muna sa sa isang tunnel na may open air spray shower na may head to toe disinfectant. Ito ay isang preventive mechanism laban sa pagkalat ng COVID-19 Virus,” Grade 10 student Ma. Teresa Viste said.
Meanwhile, the Portable and Dual-Powered Renewal Energy Source is a hands-free sanitation station that uses three automatic dispensing systems like water, soap, and alcohol.
“Dalawa po ang energy source na ginagamit naming dito, solar energy at Microbial Fuel Cell (MBC). Sa MBC po yung waste water o pinaghugasan ng kamay ay magagamit din para mag-generate ng electricity, para di masayang ang ating tubig. Nag pilot testing kami nito sa public market at nagustuhan ito ng mga tindero dahil agaran silang nakakapaghugas ng kamay habang nagtitinda sila para iwas kontaminasyon lalo na sa public places,” Teacher and Coach Jephunneh Gasmen said.
Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones commended the feat of the Abra High School Robotics team, underscoring that the Department must strive to support learners who excel in the field of science and technology.
“The feat of Abra High School Robotics team is yet another evidence of the world-class talent of our learners. We commend them and their coaches who really worked hard to give our country another source of pride,” Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones said.
Meanwhile, the Abra High School Robotics team wishes to establish a formal robotics team through collaboration with the Schools Division Office (SDO) that will be a basis for future competitions.
“With additional support, we are very optimistic that in upcoming competitions we will be able to produce better and improved products, and at the same time motivate and inspire other students to join our team,” ended Viste.