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Queen Rania congratulates Robo IBDAA members

By JT - May 05,2015 - Last updated at May 05,2015

AMMAN — Her Majesty Queen Rania on Tuesday received the Robo IBDAA team at her offices and congratulated them on their achievements in the 2015 FIRST LEGO League (FLL). 

More than 12,000 students from 108 countries participated in this year’s challenge, and the Jordanian team received both the Robot Performance and Inspiration awards. Their coach, Raed Al Err, took home the Coach/Mentor Award, according to a statement from the Queen’s office.

During the meeting, attended by Maha Darwish, chairman of
IBDAA Charitable Society, Her Majesty expressed her pride in the team and encouraged them to continue striving for top results.

She also urged the team to communicate with relevant stakeholders to study the potential of practical applications for their innovations.  

The team members — Ahmad Abu Rabee, Omar Abu Salim, Baker Maksab and Huthaifa Al Fararjeh — spoke to Queen Rania about their experience in the competition, the nature of training they underwent and the levels of opposing teams. 

They also told Her Majesty about their scope of work in preparation for competition, which revolved around the future of education. Along with a robot, the team presented an interactive electronic educational platform. 

They also presented their work in developing educational toys such as a car game that also teaches maths and another game which aims to promote Arab history and culture. 

During the meeting, Darwish said IBDAA is working with its supporters to provide equipment and training to enable the students to participate in the second phase of the competition, which involves building robots using metal parts. 

The IBDAA Charity Society is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organisation established in 2008. 

The society adopts talented young people aged between five and 20, focusing on the less fortunate and attempting to improve their abilities. 

The society has helped many young people from across Jordan and has financially supported dozens of creative boys and girls to attend university and major in different fields such as science, writing, art and music.

In addition to supporting creative projects, IBDAA also helps the families of the adopted youths, people with disabilities and underprivileged families.

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