The robotic team of the non-profit foundation “Fundacion Vision 20-20” in Colombia, South America, won the first place at the National Robotic Olympiad. Three smart and talented kids from rural areas form this group (Gabriela 11, Allison 8 and Mauricio 11) will represent the country in the World Robot Olympiad in Thailand, on November 16th, 2018. Now these kids face a greater challenge, since they come from low income families, so they don’t have the resources to finance the trip. Avianca, the Colombian Airline, is sponsoring them and covering the journey from Colombia to Spain. But now they need to find the resources for the rest of the airfare tickets, accomodation and travel expenses. Fundacion Vision 20-20 Colombia main purpose as non-profit has been to bring technology to the rural areas in Colombia, now this opportunity is the result of many efforts and the kids have proven all their hard work. We invite you to support this cause and help the kids make this dream come true!
About our talented team!!!
Gabriela Fernanda Rojas Mazorca. She’s 11 years old and she’s in fifth grade at the Simon Bolivar School, in the municipality of Anolaima, Cundinamarca. She’s the youngest of 5, she lives with her single mom in Cayunda, a borough in the municipality of Cachipay. She usually walks for more than an hour to get to school. She’s also a member of the dancing group of Cachipay. For her, robotics has been a chance to have fun and meet new people. She dreams of becoming a vet. Participating in tWRO is exciting and entertaining, since she’s also going to meet new people.
Mauricio Camacho Roa is the oldest of his 3 siblings. He’s 11 years old and he’s in sixth grade at the Colegio Parroquial in the municipality of Cachipay. He lives with his single mom and his grandparents. He spends his free time as a football player at the same municipality. He loves programming and being a member at the Robotics club has helped him develop amazing abilities. He dreams of becoming a Robotics engineer. Being a part of the Olympiads is for him a chance to show the potential of our country.
Allison Reinoso Lombo is the youngest of the group. She’s 7 years old and she’s in second grade at the Colegio Nuevo Gimnasio los Ocobos at the municipality of la Mesa, in Cundinamarca. She lives with her parents and her younger brother in la Mesa. During her free time, she enjoys oil painting and roller skating. She’s attracted by sciences and robotics, so the robotics club has been an opportunity to improve her knowledge and learn new skills. She wants to pursue a career in computer engineering. For her, being part of the WRO is a once-in-a-lifetime chance and she’s making all efforts to make it true.
Thank you all for your support!!!
Check the Video of Allison, Mauricio and Gabriela Vision 2020 Robotic team
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