Team Uganda 2019 🇺🇬

(From left to right, Patience, Bonita, Devine, and Makenzi)

They call it the Pearl of Africa, a landlocked country within Africa, but not forgotten by the great water body called Lake Victoria, the crested crane as her National Emblem. She shelters latitude 00 EQUATOR where every March 20th and September 3rd an astronomical event of EQUINOX can be noticed by Astronomers. Yes, talk about Uganda, a country rich of anything beautiful you hear about Africa, a home of wonderful, exciting stories worthy to be re-told again and again, from southwest where there is an Impenetrable National Park known as Bwindi, to the Western part having Queen Elizabeth National Park neighbored by the great Rwenzori Mountain, and so much more including hospitable and welcoming people as an inbuilt culture in them, no wonder today Uganda did it again by giving birth to the extra amazing Uganda National robotics Team 2019.

A team comprised of young, talented students selected from different secondary schools across Uganda, having a unique ingredient of richness in diversity but still united by passion for STEM with a zeal and enthusiasm to learn more about technology to change the world.

With a philosophy of “teamwork creates dream work” and this year’s theme of “Ocean opportunities,” which is particularly important to the team, these brilliant youngsters together with their amazing mentors worked hand in hand to ensure that the project came to termination point with great success to a complete production of ‘RWENZOBOT’, a nickname for the robot built by the team.

Mutoni Rosemary: A high school student who had long time fallen in love with pure mathematics, she has a strong urge to learn and to quickly adapt to new technologies to solve daily societal problems. She as well loves inspiring fellow young girls She believes the current FIRST Global Challenge will give her great experience she needs.

Maruga Bonita: She loves her birthdate more than any other event on calendar, the worst thing is she is addicted to computer programming, animation, and Gaming. One word describing her is ‘unstoppable’.

Namala Patricia: Namala loves programming with Java script and Python and website development in general, though she is new to the FIRST Global challenge, she is very optimistic and positive to learn. She keeps the team’s guts alive.

Divine Yabulege: Her love for travelling brought her to be amongst the important team members, despite the fact that she’s new in technology. Her zeal to quickly learn and adapt to necessary changes makes her a key team member.

Akia Victoria Emily: A high school student with passion in mathematics and technical drawing, besides a love for technology and particularly robotics, she has always tried to hunt for this opportunity for so long until she got this one. Her little experience and imagination are needed for the project.

Makenzi Lisa: She has just found her love for technology in programming, a very young ambitious girl to become a tech giant, her humility simply means ‘I’m diving in creativity to come up with the whole master plan’ that you won’t deny, and her few words were the cement to the project. Everybody in the team loves Makenzi’s creativity.

Jasinta Zamukunda: Youngest of the team, curious and bold to dare, she is simply unstoppable, in love with poetry and always asks herself “isn’t computer Programming not poetry too?”

Sheila Clare Mutuluuza: A first year university student at Nkozi University, pursuing Computer science she believes that the past, the present, and the future are technology in everything. Her love for software designing motivates her to stay eyes-opened on new technology trends.

Twasiima Patience: She feels lucky to have been born in the great technology transition era, Patience found that she has a vital role to play and that’s why she found herself on the team. Dancing, reading, and watching movies are what she loves. She has found new passion in machine learning language and she believes the future is robotics.

Adelhelm Adrehelm Oddo: Graduate of Computer Networks at International University of East Africa, this calm gentleman is a Founder of SEBOfix and a fanatic in Technology, and passionate about Entrepreneurship and creative writing. He finds it important to mentor the young generation, and he is proud to be part of the FIRST Global Challenge.

Nasasira Jossy: A gentleman who had long time fallen in love with art and design, but after knowing the sweet secret behind technology courses, he decided to pursue a bachelors of Information systems and now he is a proud system analyst by profession. He loves learning new trending technologies and also likes travelling to new places, which is why he finds it so amazing to be part of the team.

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