WRO2012.org officially launched!
The WRO 2012 event website www.wro2012.org was officially launched on Wednesday 18th 2012 by the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia YAB Tan Sri Dato' Hj. Muhyiddin b. Hj. Mohd. Yassin, who is also the Minister of Education Malaysia, along with the national event partner for WRO 2012 Malaysia, Sasbadi Sdn Bhd (Pvt Ltd). It was also the soft launch of the WRO 2012 event itself.
Coverage was excellent as the launch was carried by all main TV stations during prime time news at 8.00pm Malaysian time. All newspapers also carried the news prominently within the country. Excerpts of the news can be found online, some even with a short video of the launch.
The launch also saw Malaysia's gold winning Junior High Open Category team at WRO 2011 Abu Dhabi, SMK USJ 4 Subang Jaya, Selangor share the stage with the Deputy Prime Minister. The team members Nicholas Goon Chong Ming, Praveen Suthan, and Lee Kaicen all received personal words of encouragement from him.
It is our hope that such exposure will continue to accelerate the growth of WRO and LEGO robotics in Malaysia and throughout the world, as more and more people come to know the benefits of LEGO robotics in education and the positive impact it has on our children.