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Zainullah, who made robotic excavator, honoured

Zainullah, who made robotic excavator, honoured

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Jun 10, 2014 - 20:20

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): A 10-year old boy, who made a robotic excavator, was on Tuesday offered an apartment and an opportunity to study in Kabul instead of his home province of Logar or abroad.

Zainullah, a sixth class student at a local school in Surkhabad district of Logar, has made a small robotic excavator from woods, pipes and injection syringe about three weeks ago.

The excavator he made acts like real excavators. When the injection syringe is pressed, the pressure of water makes the toy starts digging the ground and shifting the rubble elsewhere.

The talented boy was honoured at a function arranged by the Ministry of Educationinfo-icon (MoE) in Kabul. His initiative was appreciated and gifted with a laptop.

Speaking on the occasion, Mohammad Kabir Haqmal, the Ministry of Education spokesman, said they were ready to enroll Zainullah at in Afghan-Turk, Istiqlal, Amani high schools or sent him to a foreign country.     

He said the education ministry was in contact with the ministries of finance and urban development to provide Zainullah’s family with a residential apartment in Kabul.

“Once our science teacher was explaining how an excavator works and then I started thinking how to make one myself and after observing a real excavator I got the idea,” said Zainullah.

He used wood, paper, pipe and injection syringes to make his excavator in six days. “It can work same like the real excavators do. It can dig the ground and throw the dust to right and left.”

Zainullah always came first among his classmates and now he wants to continue his education in the Afghan-Turk high school in Kabul.

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