Originally from Palestine, Lina’s new life in Australia has provided her with the opportunity to follow her dream of owning her own business.

Lina has established Robofun, an educational academy to teach kids robotics and coding. Robofun is a mix of “Make, Code, and Play”. The business is based on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) principles and tools and provide services such as robotics, coding, 3D design, and science programs to the community.

Through her business, Lina aims to support herself, her family, and to give back to her community here in Australia. Robofun will benefit Australian kids through developing their problem-solving and analytical skills, encouraging their independent and creative thinking, and strengthening their social, communication and teamwork skills. She hopes to attract more girls to engage with STEAM fields through their interests like interactive craft, e-textile fashion and animation. Robofun will also train and offer part-time jobs for women who are unable to access mainstream employment due to family responsibilities.

Lina’s business offers her a future, a chance to achieve financial independence and the opportunity to develop future STEAM leaders.