Category
Education and Empowerment

Year
2020-2021

Location
Ghana

IVL Innovation and STEM Clubs

(In partnership with
Dext Technology Limited)

About this project

Dext Technology Limited is an organization in Kumasi, Ghana that develops and deploys innovative, user-friendly and affordable tools for the effective learning of basic Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Their main objective is to provide students with hands-on science, build their creative capacity, increase their interest in science and equip them with the skills for 21st century.

The IVL Foundation is supporting the IVL Innovation and STEM Clubs at five schools in Ghana. The 300 students from these five schools will be trained in the field of STEM through the Science Set, a highly scalable science laboratory, to become innovators, problem solvers, leaders and change makers. The students will perform a series of STEM based activities which will involve problem identification, simple research, problem solving, solution implementation and basic presentation.

Beside basic science experiments, students also applied this newfound knowledge in their daily life by creating electronic handwashing systems that use the footswitch to help tackle the spread of COVID-19 in their schools.

Dext STEM Exhibition

Dext Technology Limited organized Dext STEM Exhibition on June 29, 2021 where the students from the five participating schools in Tema Community 2 had a chance to showcase their own inventions developed from the Science Sets such as radio speakers, electric vertical irrigation systems, alarm systems, robots, drones, and vacuum cleaners. Representatives from the Ministry of Education, UNICEF and the management from Indorama Ventures Ghana plant also attended the exhibition.

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