Hope for Syria Robotics Team

Helps us raise funds to participate in VEX Competition (USA)

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Winner of Lebanon's National VEX Competition

The war took away their homes, the war took away their loved ones but the war did not take away their passion for robotics. Hope of Syria, a team of high school Syrian refugees built Robogee, the first Syrian robot refugee.

Established in Dec 2015, Hope of Syria team members, displaced by the war in Syria, used robotics to escape the tough realities of living as refugees in Lebanon. To counter the destruction of war, Hope of Syria used spare parts of steel to recreate life. Robogee is a tribute to all the lives lost in the conflict.

Despite little training, Hope of Syria won first place in the Vex Lebanon Robotics competition - a global platform for middle and high school robotics program fostering future STEM innovators. Hope of Syria has been invited to compete at the Vex International Robotics competition in Louisville, Kentucky from April 19 - 25, 2016.

More than Syrian refugee community, the team represents the displaced populations worldwide. Ready to embark on this journey with already approved visas, unrooted Hope of Syria lacks the funding support to secure several expenses for their trip.

Rahma Relief Foundation, in partnership with Syrian American Eng. Association, is now working to collect the expenses of this trip.

All donations will go to Rahma Relief Foundation a 501 (c)3 non-profit.
Hope of Syria Team won the first place in VEX Robotics competition