Dext Technology Limited, a Ghanaian start-up based in Kumasi, has collaborated with the Royal Academy of Engineering to supply five hundred (500) schools in the UK with resources that will be used to build students’ creative capacity and introduce them to problem solving as well as innovation.
The resource box including their science set will enlighten students about smart homes, green energy, electronics and vertical farming.
The box which contains two Dext Science Sets, a super capacitors, solar panels, parts for building a robot car, motors, parts to build a manual and electric water pump as well as electronic components can be used to perform activities in wind power generation with lesson on environment, plastics and vertical farming.
The resource packs will be available at all the 500 schools with plans to increase the number as teachers and students discover its benefits.
Dext Technology Limited hopes to get more of the kits and extend its wings to schools in Africa.
Their initiative is aimed at introducing teachers to resources that can inspire young students to take on engineering and create solutions for the world’s problems.
In line with this, finalists from the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation will also be brought on board to demonstrate the means through which engineering can help solve problems.