Our mission is to use robotics training in African schools to create and inspire a new generation of problem solvers, innovators and change-makers.
Fundi Bots focuses on the technological process of building robots as a way for young Ugandans to look at their environment from a practical, solution-oriented perspective. By guiding students through the process of problem identification, brainstorming, collaboration, construction, programming, final deployment and system feedback, we show how the problems around them can be solved through a creative and technological approach and persistent analysis.
Through our programs, our young roboticists learn that science and technology is not for geniuses, millionaires and nerds alone, and they discover that they too can make create change and solve the problems of their community that they witness and experience firsthand
For a long time, we believed that something like this required huge budgets and fancy, expensive equipment, large office/workshop spaces and unbelievable logistics. But over the last few years, we have seen the power of social collaboration, and we have seen the internet used as a tool to promote and empower the smallest of people and the humblest of goals.
We have seen people rally together to build open?source tools and technology and bring this same technology to the masses. And we have learned one fundamental thing; as individuals, we can only do so much, but the internet has made the world smaller, and closer, and we believe that with your help, we can make this dream a reality.
Fundi Bots builds spaces where passionate young people can learn, grow and experiment with machines, gadgets and technology they would not otherwise have access to. Places where curiosity is fostered rather than feared, where failure is embraced as part of a learning process, and where ideas, however crazy, are heard and explored without bias or prejudice.
Fundi Bots works with private enterprises, nongovernmental organizations, academia and other talented and interested parties to create environments where social, commercial and local solutions can be found for Ugandan problems