Queen Rania Congratulates Members of the Robo IBDAA Team

May 05, 2015

(Office of Her Majesty – Press Department – Amman) Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah received the Robo IBDAA team at her offices today and congratulated them on their achievements at the 2015 FIRST LEGO League.

More than 12,000 students from 108 countries participated in this year’s challenge, and the Jordanian team was awarded both the Robot Performance and Inspiration Awards. Their coach, Mr. Raed Al Err, took home the Coach/Mentor Award.

During the meeting, attended by Ms. Maha Darweesh, chairman of IBDAA Charitable Society, Her Majesty expressed her pride in the team and encouraged them to continue thriving for top results.
She also urged the team to communicate with relevant stakeholders to study the potential of practical applications for their innovations.

Participating members, Ahmad Abu Rabee’, Omar Abu Salim, Baker Maksab and Huthaifa Al Fararjeh, spoke to Her Majesty about their experience in the competition, elaborated on the nature of training they underwent, and the levels of opposing teams. The team members also told Queen Rania what preparations they had to make in order to compete globally.

The team members also presented Her Majesty with details about their scope of work in preparation for competition, which revolved around the future of education. Along with the 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 mathematic, and a game that aims to promote Arab history and culture.

Darweesh also spoke at the meeting and said that 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 from metal parts.

The IBDAA Charity Society is a non-governmental, non-for-profit organization established in 2008. The society adopts talented youth between 5-20 years old in various fields, with a focus on the less fortunate, in an attempt to improve their abilities.