Team Hope

Get to know our Robotics Team

OUR STORY

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. 

MEET OUR TEAM

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OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

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.

FIRST GLOBAL CHALLENGE
   Dubai – UAE

  World Champions

FIRST GLOBAL CHALLENGE
October
2019
SUMOBOTS

     Beirut – Lebanon

  2nd Place

SUMOBOTS
September
2019
OPEN INTERNATIONAL LEBANON
   Beirut – Lebanon
OPEN INTERNATIONAL LEBANON
June
2019
LIU ROBOTICS DAY

     Bekaa – Lebanon

  12 Awards

LIU ROBOTICS DAY
May
2019
VEX IQ
  Kentucky – USA

  Sportsmanship Award

VEX IQ
April
2019
FIRST LEGO LEAGUE JR

     Beirut – Lebanon

  Robust Design

FIRST LEGO LEAGUE JR
March
2019
FIRST LEGO LEAGUE
   Beirut – Lebanon

  Inspiration Award

FIRST LEGO LEAGUE
March
2019
VEX IQ

     Beirut – Lebanon

VEX IQ
March
2019
ROBOGAMES
   Beirut – Lebanon

  2nd Place

ROBOGAMES
December
2018
FIRST GLOBAL CHALLENGE

     Mexico

  1st Place in Courageous Achievement

FIRST GLOBAL CHALLENGE
August
2018
VEX EDR
   Kentucky – USA

  Inspiring Award

VEX EDR
April
2018
LIU ROBOTICS DAY

     Bekaa – Lebanon

  First Place

LIU ROBOTICS DAY
April
2018
FIRST LEGO LEAGUE
   Beirut – Lebanon

  Strategy & Innovation

FIRST LEGO LEAGUE
March
2018
VEX EDR

     Beirut – Lebanon

VEX EDR
March
2018
ROBOGEE 2
   Beirut – Lebanon
ROBOGEE 2
March
2018
ROBOGAMES

     Beirut – Lebanon

  First Place

ROBOGAMES
February
2018
First Global Challenge
   Washington – USA
First Global Challenge
July
2017
VEX IQ

     Kentucky – USA

VEX IQ
April
2017
FIRST LEGO LEAGUE
   Doha – Qatar

  Against all odds award

FIRST LEGO LEAGUE
March
2017
VEX EDR

     Beirut – Lebanon

VEX EDR
March
2017
ROBOGEE 1
   Beirut – Lebanon
ROBOGEE 1
March
2017
VEX EDR

     Kentucky – USA

  Judge Award

VEX EDR
April
2016
VEX EDR
   Beirut – Lebanon

  Excellence Award and First Place

VEX EDR
March
2016

OUR GALLERY

Have a look to some of our achievement and tour gallery

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