Dext Technology Limited in Kumasi, Ashanti Region has collaborated with the Royal Academy of Engineering to supply five hundred (500) schools in the UK with resources (including science set) that will be used to help build students creative capacity and introduce problem-solving as well as innovation.
This resource box will also be used to teach students about smart homes, green energy, electronics and vertical farming.
The Royal Academy of Engineering with support from Shell Centenary Scholarship Fund and Global Challenges Research Fund is supplying science resources to 500 schools in the UK.
The goal of the project is to show teachers what resources are available that can inspire young students to take on engineering and create solution for the world’s problems.
The project will use finalist in the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation to illustrate how engineering is used to solve problems.
The projects to be used include Smart Havens Africa by Anne Rweyora, Majik Water by Beth Koigi, SolarKoodo by Safiatou Nana, The Vertical Farm by Paul Matovu, Elo-Cart by Kenneth Guantai and Muzikol by Nges Njungle.
“After a series of discussions and assessment of what Dext Technology had to offer, we were contracted to supply our international award-winning science sets along with extra resources that can be used to teach fundamental 21st-century skills in 500 schools across the UK. As part of the collaboration we were tasked to design activities and lessons that will enable the effective use of these resources,” a statement from Dext Technology added.
Dext’s science set provides the most cost-effective and least intimidating way to introduce students to innovation, problem-solving and technology.
In addition to this, Dext is able to use a very agile design process enabled by 3D printing and laser cutting to quickly prototype and redesign material to make them cost-effective and easy to use.
The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation Resource Box has tools that help teachers introduce students to important concepts relevant for the 21 st century learner. The box 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.
The resources can also be used to perform activities in wind power generation with lesson on environment, plastics and vertical farming. At the moment there will be one of these resource packs in all 500 schools with plans to increase this number as teachers and students discover its benefits. It is our desire to get this kind of kits to schools in Africa and all across the world.
Dext Technology is a Ghanaian start-up based in Kumasi in the Ashanti region that develops tools for the effective teaching and learning of science technology engineering and mathematics.
Our vision is to bring student a 21st-century education that focuses on problem-solving, innovation and creativity. Our focus over the years has been developing and promoting the science set.
The science set, which was adjudged the most innovative education solution on the continent by the African union in 2018 is a practical science laboratory that is small enough to fit on the desk of students and affordable enough for every student to have one.