Hope of Syria robotics team heading to USA to participate in First global robotics competition
Hope of Syria robotics team is a group of Syrian refugee who never gave up hope and ambition despite the difficult circumstances they faced after fleeing to Lebanon.
Mohamad Nabih Alkhateeb, Amar Kabour, Maher Alisawui, Mentor: Osama Shhadeh, Team Leader: Dr. Fadi Halabi and the Coach: Mohamad AL Hasan are all preparing to compete in first global robotics competition which will be held in Washington, DC from 16-18 July 2017.
Hope of Syria robotics team participated in Vex local competition that was held in Lebanon in March, 2016 and won the first rank, this success came in spite of their late preparation for the competition. This success highly motivated them to keep moving in robotics field and participated in the International Vex Competition that was held in Kentucky, USA last year. They have also won the “Judges’ Award “. Hope of Syria team has become a success story in Lebanon and beyond, not only for the Syrian refugees’ community, but to the local community, as well. This small team has broken the stereotyping of the word “refugees” and made us all proud and surprised of the great effect of motivation and persistence to attain success and overcome all obstacles.
Hope of Syria robotics team is a big success story for MAPs org.