Tamil schools in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, and Penang bagged two gold, four silver, and six bronze awards at an international innovation festival. Another impressive achievement by our young minds!
The Indonesian Young Scientists Association (IYSA) in collaboration with Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta hosted the World Youth Invention and Innovation Award (WYIIA) from 16 July to 21 August.
This event aims to give them the opportunity to show off their work and projects, as well as to improve the quality and types of innovative projects that have contributed to the world’s development.
Based on a Makkal Osai report, the students were trained for about three months, according to trainers R. Shanmuganathan and Surendran Gobalakrishnan.
They added that the 47 students from SJK (T) Permatang Tinggi, SJK (T) Mak Mandin, SJK (T) Taman Melawati, SJK (T) Simpang Lima, and SJK (T) Castlefield excelled with their innovations and presentations despite competing against 377 teams from 35 countries.
On 18 August, skilled children aged 8 to 11 presented their inventions online via Zoom, and the results delighted the students’ teachers. The gold, silver, and bronze medalists, as well as their inventions, are listed below.
SJKT Taman Melawati – ‘My soil, my plant’
SJKT Ladang Highlands – ‘Toxic air detector and alert’
SJKT Permatang Tinggi – a self-boosting bio-degradable pot
SJKT Simpang Lima – is an organic face mask that purifies the air that is breathed in by the user.
SJKT Ladang Highlands – a mobile rainwater harvest
SJKT Castlefield – a ‘COVID-19 shopping mall crowd control system’ that restricts the number of people who can enter a location at any given time.
SJKT Mak Mandin – Fire lock system
SJKT Castlefield – Home light auto off
SJKT Ladang Highlands – Natural pandan cockroach repellent
SJKT Ladang Highlands – Non-alcoholic hand sanitiser
SJKT Padang Highlands – Vermicompost bin
SJKT Permatang Tinggi – Rain detector and alert system
Congratulations to the young winners on their victories! Wishing you luck in winning more medals for our beloved Malaysia in the near future!