The 2nd annual international FIRST Global robotics competition is set to take place in Mexico City, Mexico August 15-18, 2018! Team Honduras is gearing up for another run at the title as the #1 robotics team in the world.
This year, only 5 kids are allowed to compete, with a requirement that at least one speak English. Students from the Camasca and Concepcion high schools are going to participate again this year, but we had to go to the nearest city about 2 hours away to find our student that speaks English.
All 13 students have been named for the team and began training at the end of March, with our faithful coach from the states, Alan Ostrow, and his family. In the end, only 5 of the students will be selected for the competition team.
Read our blog!! Students and coaches will continually update the blog during the process of training, learning, competing, and having fun. Participating in this competition poses extra challenges for the kids in these pueblos, who come from families of poverty, little opportunity, and absolutely no prior experience in robots...or even with a remote control for that matter. This year they have the benefit that the coaches now have the previous year under their belt, and they have last years team to help mentor them through the process. We are excited to watch them excel and overcome the odds once again.