Meet Lina

Robofun - Melbourne

I’m lucky – when I joined Global Sisters, I wasn’t struggling for money and I wasn’t a single mum. I see so many situations among the Sisters that are difficult and yet still they have this passion to work and strength to move forwards. They inspire me a lot – and I hope I inspire others, too.

I’m Palestinian but was living in Jordan before I came to Australia. I had no local work experience and was on a temporary visa. It was so difficult to find a job. I studied computer and information systems in Jordan and so I started volunteering in robotic and coding competitions here. I had a chance to be a judge in one competition and that gave me hope, even if there was no income.

I wanted to be financially independent. I just kept thinking of what I could do and how I could use my knowledge positively. I noticed a lack of females in robotics and coding competitions and I thought, ‘Why don’t I use my knowledge to encourage girls into STEM fields?’ I created a business that gives robotics and coding 3D design workshops to kids and flexible employment to qualified mums. I’m sometimes asked why we don’t do girls’-only workshops, and I tell them that children need to be prepared for real life, where men and women work together. Let them engage in all aspects of these fields.

Get in touch with Lina to get more info on her classes here

STEM After School Programs 1 hour interactive class each week via Zoom. Choose between coding, robotics and 3D Design programs. What our online classes include: - Only 6 students per class - Post-class support via Class Dojo - Free access to the class recording - Students will leave with their own customised game, 3D design or circuit - Certificate of achievement if you register in 5 classes or more $20 per class