Nabil Dabouz is a busy man. He is a former FIRST Global participant, a software engineering student at the Polytechnic Montreal, and a volunteer with the FIRST Lego League in Canada. However, during the summer of 2018, he took on one more role – that...

In early 2017 FIRST Global partnered with an organization called Shoulder to Shoulder, a nonprofit supporting health and education initiatives in Honduras, to send a team of Honduran youth to participate in the inaugural FIRST Global Challenge. “We’re introducing something down here that’s pretty novel,” said...

Rachael’s journey began when she started studying to be a software engineer. Out of a class of 43, she was one of just three women. It was then that she decided to make it her mission to engage more girls in technology fields. Rachael started a...

The all-girls Afghan robotics team, also known as the Afghan Dreamers, made headlines in the summer of 2017 for being denied visas to attend the 2017 FIRST Global Challenge in Washington, D.C. This wasn’t the first challenge they had faced. Girls building robots? Some girls’ families...

Zartaj Waseem served as a fundamental part of the Global STEM Corps (GSC) Advisory Team to Team Tanzania during the 2017 FIRST Global Challenge (FGC2017) season and was also one of the many members of the judging panel during the competition. Her vast experience with...

The Tuxedo Pandas -- a high school robotics team from the United States led by Isabelle and Franky Marchand -- not only helped out during the 2017 FIRST Global Challenge in Washington, D.C. but they also advised not one, but two FIRST Global teams through...

Gryphons.exe is a high school robotics team in the United States that not only volunteered at the 2017 FIRST Global Challenge, but also went out of their way to help Team Iran through the Global STEM Corps. Team Iran’s robot kit - a box containing...

"I have always loved people from other cultures and nations so it was an easy jump to FIRST Global. When I heard about the program, I knew that I wanted to be a part of it in whatever way I could. It was 2006 when it...

"Volunteering for FIRST events means so many things to me. I started by volunteering to be a robot judge at a FIRST Lego League (FLL) tournament. It was encouraging to see kids so excited to show what their robots could do, even if pieces fell off...

For these seven young men from Tunisia, participating in the FIRST Global Challenge this year in Washington DC is an opportunity to make their country proud, as they enhance their STEM skills and knowledge alongside more than 150 nations. They believe that it is through...

As one of the most thriving economies of the region, Peru is now looking to position itself as a prominent leader in technology and innovation in Latin America. For the future STEM leaders of this country, FIRST Global represents an opportunity to show the world...

Even though Tanzania is among the developing countries that have had improvements in their education, local students believe their country’s science and technology curricula can benefit greatly from their determination, ideas, and intellect. More importantly, this female-majority team is trying to pave the way for...

Given that Venezuela is mostly an oil-based economy, studies in engineering and technology development are crucial to Venezuelans in the region. These high school students from Colegio Ruben Suarez Valera want to become experts in electricity and robotics and join the dozens of bright...

Coming from the rural parts of the department of Intibucá, these Hondurans high school students have to walk through a mountain with little paved roads just to get to school. They believe that by strengthening their STEM skills, new windows of opportunity will open up...

Like many other countries in Africa, Mali is always striving to develop and incorporate new technology into their economy and daily lives. Despite the many challenges it has faced over the years such as severe and extensive droughts, coup d’états, and military dictatorships, Mali has...

Home to 8 of the world’s 14 highest mountains, including Mount Everest, the young Democratic Republic of Nepal still faces many technological challenges. The World Bank reported in 2013 that while the electrification rate in urban areas is 90%, the rate for rural areas is...

For the members of Team Spain, participating in the 2017 FIRST Global Challenge is about more than robotics. It is an exciting opportunity to meet and learn from other groups of future STEM leaders from over 100 nations. With the honor of representing their country on...

Welcome to FIRST Global! We are a truly international organization that understands and appreciates the importance of coming together as global community – for it is only when we work together to accomplish common goals that we will be able to address the Grand Challenges we...

Turkey’s Urfa STEM Team is a veteran robotics group that will be attending the FIRST Global Challenge this July. Seeing as one of Urfa’s ideals is that the “best product is born from the best cooperation,” we know that they will fit right in with the...

Like the youth of many developing countries, the members of Team Bangladesh know that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics has the power to lift the prospects of not only their country, but for the world as a whole. Because Bangladesh’s FIRST Global competitors understand the important...

Having grown up in Rwanda just a few short years after the tragic horrors that shook the small African nation to its core, the members of Team Rwanda know better than most that in order to successfully address the real challenges of the world, you...