About Us

Historical

FIRST Robotics Ethiopia, a registered charity, was established in 2017 under the General Guidance and inspection of Atlas Technology College and incorporated in 2017 with a mission to inspire Ethiopian high school and elementary school students to pursue further studies and careers in science, technology and engineering. It pursues its mission primarily through offering opportunities for students, working in teams and assisted by expert adult mentors, to build robots and to take part in tournaments which feature on-field competitions, judged awards and other forms of recognition, potentially including university and college scholarships.

FIRST stands for

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology

 

Our mission

Our mission is to inspire young people to pursue further studies and careers in the fields of science, technology and engineering.

The mission of FIRST Robotics Ethiopia is:

  • We inspire young people to pursue further studies and careers in the fields of science, technology and engineering
  • We celebrate success in science, technology and engineering through robotics competitions for students at the elementary and secondary high school levels
  • We develop communication, leadership and teamwork skills in our youth
  • We engage the community through mentorship, sponsorship and volunteering at events

Our vision

Our vision is of a nation which celebrates success in science, technology and engineering and in which young people dream of becoming science and technology heroes.

STEM

It all adds up to tons of fun while they learn to apply science, technology, engineering, and math concepts (STEM), plus a big dose of imagination, to solve a problem. Along their discovery journey, they develop critical thinking and team-building skills, basic STEM applications, and even presentation skills, as they must present their solutions with a dash of creativity to judges. They also practice the Program’s signature Core Values.