Get to know our Robotics Team
As part of the effort to increase access to quality education and psychosocial support for Syrian refugees, MAPs launched Team Hope in 2016. That same year, the team invented Robogee: the world’s first robot refugee.
Robogee and Team Hope immediately attracted international fame, getting picked up by The Guardian, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera, The National, Now This and Buzzfeed. Team Hope has traveled across the globe to educate politicians and amplify awareness on the refugee narrative and have won countless awards for their robots at competitions around the world.
The success of Team Hope is changing perceptions of refugees and helping build promising futures for every young engineer on the team. Creativity defeats suffering.
ABOUT TEAM HOPE
Team Hope is a group of young Syrian refugees from around the world who have grown hopeful and ambitious despite the difficult circumstances of life as a refugee. Although some teammates are enrolled in formal schools, the majority of Team Hope’s young engineers face challenges accessing formal education. Team Hope provides young refugees with the unique and essential opportunity to leverage intellect and creativity. Innovation is our survival tool.
Team Hope shatters harmful stereotypes around the capabilities of refugees. Together, we are showing the world that we are more than just a “refugee”. We must continue to improve ourselves and our community. We must empower and inspire our Syrian society to realize their own potential and to solve our problems ourselves.
Since 2016, Team Hope has participated in numerous competitions in Lebanon and across the world, winning over 30 awards. In October 2019, Team Hope won First Place in the First Global Challenge in Dubai – the world’s biggest and most challenging robotics competition.
Excellence Award and First Place