Team Mali 2019 🇲🇱

Hi! Team Mali would like to take this opportunity to express its excitement for the 2019 FIRST Global Challenge in DUBAI. We are honored to be part of the 2019 cohort of young, talented people passionate about the robotics world. We hope through this program and the skills that we are able to develop to help us make our country, Mali, an ever better and more innovated place where people believe in the power of STEM to bring a diverse community together and share the same passion for technology. 

Assitan Boubacar (Team member) :
Hey, my name is Assitan Boubacar Niare, I’m eighteen years old, and I’m Malian living in Bamako. I do the engineer prep school at ITMA (the African institute of management and technology). In the future I want to become programmer. I’m so excited to participate at the international competition FIRST Global because robotics is one of my passions. The theme of this year that speaks to everybody is pollution. I hope this year’s challenge will bring news to fight pollution.

Issa Al Ansar (Team member):
Hi! I am Issa Al Ansar. Since a very young age, when I used to play with car toys and put them on electrical batteries to try to make it move, I have discovered this passion for the world of electricity and energy. I am planning to become an electrical engineer in the future. I am interested in robotics under the capacity, efficiency, and perfectionism of robots in the automatic fulfillment of its spots, I believe that understanding the world of robots at this age will consolidate my passion for technology. The development of technology and science make me hope for a better future. I decided to take the role of Team driver because I believe that it’s not only reminding me of my very childhood games, but it’s also giving me this sense of responsibility to control and drive for an ever better world. I wish one day to use robots to improve my country’s solar system.

Nourra seydou diawara (Team member):
Hello I‘m Nourra, I’m 17 years old. Currently I am in preparatory class in a school of engineering. I’m passionate about everything related to renewable energies and in the future I would like to become a renewable energy engineer.

Khaya Albakaye (Team member):
Hello!! My name is Khaya Albakaye and I come from Bamako, Mali. I am interested in science, that’s why I enjoy so much my physics and mathematics classes. This interest in STEM developed my passion for robotics. I decided to be the team programmer because of my background in computer coding, as well my motivation to challenge my knowledge in that field. I believe that I learn more through challenges. My hope for the future is to be a contributor through robotics in the development of technology that will make the world of agriculture much easier for farmers. I wish one day to become an engineer in agronomy in order to positively innovate Mali’s agricultural sector.

Sira sojourner touré (Team member):
My name is sira sojourner toure, I am a student, I aspire to be a cardiologist. I am involved in the field of education, particularly in raising awareness and guiding them in physical health. I’m also an ambassador for the same cause. My hobbies are traveling, reading, and robotics. Concerned about the development of my country that it’s prosperity passed by the digital, I would like to create an agency, I am passionate about robotics and wish to make this passion a means of exchange, interaction and a hobby delectable for young people like me.

Youssouf Sall (Team coach):
I’m 29 old. I am a programmer, electronic self–educated. Maker in robotic and manager at dolilab.

Oumar Al Ansar (Team Mentor): 
I am Oumar Al Ansar, and I am Team Mali’s mentor. I am an entrepreneur passionate about innovation and technology. I believe that mentoring and coaching this team of young, talented robot lovers will help me strengthen my knowledge of the technologic world. My entrepreneurship career is directed towards technology and I wish to help this team to succeed, reach their goals and meaningfully lead positive change in Mali through robotics.

In conclusion, Team Mali would like to thank FIRST Global for this initiative. We hope to bring all of our enthusiasm for the program and give back to our country through what we take away from the competition. Thank you!!!! 

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