The School-Based programs focus on providing students access to training and resources at the school level and include: speaker presentations; hands-on robotics training to introduce students to the basics of robotics and setting up Robotics Clubs.
Robotics Clubs are established permanently in the schools. These clubs meet weekly and have mentors visiting once or twice a month.
Holiday Camps run for a week and include crash courses on robotics, after which teams of 4 to 6 students attempt to build a robot by the end of the week. A variety of activities and competitions keep the students engaged.
The Public Access programs allow us to reach students and non-students outside of the school environment. They also allow us to target a youth demographic that is not enrolled in any school. These Programs will be carried out in 4 regional centres around a country and one national centre. These “centres” are designed as maker-spaces where trainings, collaborations and product development sessions can take place.
The Fundi Bots’ core facility was established in 2014 and is located in Kampala at Sayuuni Complex on Ntinda-Kisaasi Road.
The Fundi Space has become a robotics and general science exploration hub for young children, school drop-outs and university undergraduates who undertake hands-on electronics, computer programming, mechanical engineering, robotics training and project work.
In order to fulfill our dream of giving Ugandan kids access to the skills and tools to be problem-solvers in their communities, we plan to roll out 4 regional facilities -Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western.
Mbale regional center was opened in May 2016 as a base for expanding schools outreach in the districts of Eastern Uganda.