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 2023 FIRST* Global Challenge - Singapore

Country: Singapore 
Dates:  07-10 October 2023 
Countries/teams  participating: 190+

Achievement: Silver Katherine Johnson Award
                          for Engineering Documentation


Team Suriname Manager: Ashna Mahepal

Lead Mentor (General): Youri Karijipawiro
Lead Tech Mentor: Ayan Jhagroe
Lead Coding Mentor: Shayant Sital


Project admin Support: Lesley Uiterloo

Jr. Project admin Support: Shyfka Landveld
External support: Shivani Jhagroe


On call Senior Mentor: Joel Naarendorp
Junior Mentor: Ishan Sloote 

Trainee Mentor: Joshua van Leeuwaarde
                              Jemero Herfst
                              Gabriella Imang

Mentor Advisor - Tech- Daniel Lachman

Robotics Team Student members:
Shalini Bekaroe 
Brendan Soerohardjo 
Arnav Chotkan
Stephan Driokromo
Leonardo Ranoesendjojo

Taslima Chiragally 
Steffanie Irodikromo (Coordinator Notebook)
Avantika Chotkan (Social Media Team)
Avierr Poeketi (Social Media Team)


Members FGC 2023 Team Suriname with
H.E. Chandrikapersad Santoki, President of the Republic of Suriname
Our National Robotics Team Won de Katherine Johnson Award for Engineering Documentation
Suriname 2023 Robot 'Wi Na Wan' and inspiration pup Snoopy
The journey starts with local prep, knowledge sharing, mentorship & collaborations
The journey goes towards international Team Meetings & peer Knowledge sharing
India -  Suriname 
Iran - Suriname 
Trinidad - St. Kitts - Suriname 
Slovenia - Suriname 

Travel: Bike - Boat - Bus - Car - Walking



Camex Suriname N.V.
Lucky Store
Computer Hardware Services CHS
Bits Please
Qualogy Caribbean
Köpcke Trading Suriname

DP World (??)

PROJECT Management Team

Team supporters /volunteers

Ashna Mahepal - Team Manager/Mentor
Soraya Jhagroe - Deputy Suriname Contact to FIRST

Lesley Uiterloo -   Assistant/ Project Admin Support
Ayan Jhagroe - Global STEM Corps Focal Point 

Supported by:
Indrawtie Mahepal - Gopalrai - Logistics Support
Shivani Jhagroe - Support

All FB/LinkedIn post likers and post sharers/topfans.
Team Outfit Sponsor - Seeking !

Friends of Robotics Team Suriname

Centraal Bureau Burgerzaken
Belasting Kantoor Suriname

Ministerie van Onderwijs, Wetenschap en Cultuur (& Inspectie)

Ministry of Planning & Finance
Douane Suriname
10 Minuten Jeugdjournaal

US Embassy in Paramaribo
CAMEX Suriname NV/ Official Fedex Representative
Apintie TV

FGC 2023 is part of the Helping Youth Progress in Eucation Project - HYPE - STEM CLUB

If you are interested in supporting the Team or YHS work/ Robotech Community shoot us an email at

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