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Leading theReform in EducationPositive Leadership, Robotics & STEM ... New Perspectives
 

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Leading theReform in EducationPositive Leadership, Robotics & STEM ... New Perspectives
 

I envision a group of responsible, innovative, and disrupting entrepreneurs capable of changing the world graduating from IRA
— Lama Sha'Sha'a, Co-Founder & Chairperson

Meet the Co-Founders

Lama Sha'sha'a and Ahmad Abu Dahab might have once been the ordinary mid-aged Jordanian couple, but it all changed at the 30th floor of a Dubai skyscraper in 2014. Here's the story as Lama tells it:

Some years ago, my husband and I took our children to Dubai for a family vacation. While we were climbing one of the skyscrapers, we got stuck at the 30th floor with no way down because the lift didn’t work! Traveling with four children isn't an easy task, especially when such things happen. When the maintenance crew arrived, my 11 year old daughter, Salma, shouted with all excitement:

Mom, I think there is a problem with the elevator's sensor! 

"That must be true," exclaimed Natheir, Salma's 12 year brother, "look the open-door-knob keeps flashing!" My husband and I stared in awe as our two middle school kids bounced ideas off of each other and the maintenance crew about what might be the issue, and what was the best way to solve it. At that time, Natheir and Salma had only attended a robotics summer camp; there was no program available back then for kids to systematically train in technology. Since that moment my husband and I thought there is an unmet educational need that must be accounted for.

We made it our mission to provide a chance for all children to be able to learn about technology and robotics.

With a husband that believed in me and the savings we have for our children’s education a decision was made and the International Robotics Academy became our fifth child.

 

 
Lama & Ahmad during IRA's 2015 Annual Event.

Lama & Ahmad during IRA's 2015 Annual Event.

Salma working on her electronics project at IRA.

Salma working on her electronics project at IRA.

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Meet The team


We're one big Family! At IRA parents, engineers, managers, educators, and students are one big family; each with a specific role to drive the reform in Education forward.

Meet The team


We're one big Family! At IRA parents, engineers, managers, educators, and students are one big family; each with a specific role to drive the reform in Education forward.

Meet The Team

 

 
Lama Shashaa, Chairperson MA. International Trade

Lama Shashaa, Chairperson

MA. International Trade

Nour Shashaa, Executive Manager BSc. Economics

Nour Shashaa, Executive Manager

BSc. Economics

 
Eng. Zaid Jaber, Head Instructor BSc. Mechatronics Engineering

Eng. Zaid Jaber, Head Instructor

BSc. Mechatronics Engineering

Eng. Reham Atyani, STEM Instructor BSc. Mechatronics Engineering

Eng. Reham Atyani, STEM Instructor

BSc. Mechatronics Engineering

Eng. Karim Ariqat, STEM Instructor BSc. Mechatronics Engineering

Eng. Karim Ariqat, STEM Instructor

BSc. Mechatronics Engineering

Eng. Nour Saies, STEM Instructor BSc. Electrical Engineering

Eng. Nour Saies, STEM Instructor

BSc. Electrical Engineering

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Domabotics


 

"Don't teach robotics,

use robotics to teach"

 PhD. Damien Kee

 

Domabotics


 

"Don't teach robotics,

use robotics to teach"

 PhD. Damien Kee

 

Dr. Damien during one of IRA's STEM Seminars in Amman - Jordan.

Dr. Damien during one of IRA's STEM Seminars in Amman - Jordan.

Damien Kee | Domabotics

The International Robotics Academy is proud to closely work with one of the leading independent technology education professionals, Dr. Damien Kee, a Lego-Education community member, and the founder of Domabotics - Australia.

Dr. Damien specializes in bringing technology concepts to teachers and educators around the world. Focusing primarily on Robotics, and with a strong interest in other areas of Technology Education, he works to educate teachers on the benefits and relative ease with which technology can be embedded into their daily classroom activities.

In collaboration with IRA's team, Dr. Damien holds annual seminars and workshops in Jordan for educators, parents discussing the importance of STEM in Education.