City: La Línea de la Concepción
We had the opportunity to partner with the United States Embassy Madrid and the Fundación Secretariado Gitano (FSG) to bring our program to La Línea de Concepción in southern Spain during the summer of 2019. FSG is an intercultural social organization that provides services for the development of the Roma community in Spain and in Europe. The group of middle and high school girls for our program was composed of Gitano community members from around La Linea. We also trained teachers from various technical schools in the area.
Upon arriving at La Línea de la Concepción in southern Spain,we were greeted at the Fundación Secretariado Gitano by United States Ambassador to Spain, Duke Buchan. We trained 12 teachers and ran our Fun with Robotics student program with 30 girls; we also had six girls come from Ceuta.The girls participated in a SumoBot competition and heard speeches from dignitaries. We continue working hand in hand with La Fundación Secretariado Gitano with the implementation and extension of our robotics program.