I discovered this forum for myself a few days ago and during this time I realized that there is a very close-knit community that is always ready to help. As I mentioned in previous posts, we are the first Ukrainian FRC team and from the first day we felt really alone. The nearest team was 1000 miles away from us and most of the team didn’t speak English well. As a result, it was very difficult for us to get experience and knowledge to participate.
A particularly big problem for us was and still is the problem of finding finances, since Ukraine has a very difficult economic and political situation and at the moment Ukraine is the poorest country in Europe. Local companies don’t have enough resources to spend them on the development of robotics, so international support is very important for us. Parallel to this, we are creating new teams on the territory of Ukraine and the countries of the former USSR, and in the future they will face the same problems.
Therefore, it is very important for us and our teams to get support the international American companies that are interested in the development of STEM education in the CIS countries. Last year we wrote letters to some of the American companies, but unfortunately we haven’t got a response. For this we need direct contacts of the employees of these companies, who are engaged in grants and sponsorship. I would like to ask you if you know such people? Are there any employees of such large international companies among you? Can someone help us in such a difficult process?