The George Subraj Family Foundation donates $10K to Cardozo Robotics
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Earlier this month, The George Subraj Family Foundation visited Cardozo High School to see their Robotics Team in action and present them with a $10K check that will be used to fund the award winning program.

The robotics team, #5599 The Sentinels, gave a live demonstration of its robotic creations — Voltron and Hal5700 — as the team is getting ready to compete against other high school teams at NYC universities in March and April. The team is vying for a spot in the championships, which will be held on the west coast later this year.

Tanzina Zahan, captain of the Cardozo High School Robotics team, explained how robot Voltron is able to pick up and throw a ball via wireless remote control. She also explained how Robotics plays an important role in career development training.

"Robotics is an important component of the school’s STEM (Science Technology Engineering Mathematics) program, challenging students to work through complex mathematical and engineering problems to create functional robots that are controlled wirelessly," said Zahan. 

The George Subraj Family Foundation, established by the family of the late George Subraj, supports a number of educational programs at local educational, mission based, and healthcare initiatives in NYC and Guyana.

The foundation is led by members of Subraj's family; including son, Tony Subraj, wife, Vibha, and sister, Jasmine. The family also owns and operated Zara Realty, a legacy landlord company that is known for establishing a tight knit community for their residents.

“This Robotics program helps students focus their energy into creativity and innovation in the real world. It helps teach them how to solve problems, and navigate through the world of engineering,” said Tony Subraj, principal at Zara Realty.

“We are thrilled to support the students in the Cardozo Robotics program, and applaud them for the amazing educational work they are doing. We promise to continue to invest in the community where we live and work,” said Subraj. 

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