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
Story of one of the beneficiaries of a Fundi Bots program
Our mission is to use robotics training in African schools to create and inspire a new generation of problem-solvers, innovators and change-makers.