Six Yemeni children win third round of Iken Scientifica competition
In the third round of the competition, sixty students from mostly private schools in Sana’a competed and six students won. The winners will now travel to Mumbai, India, to compete against 15 teams from different countries including Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait.
The six finalists are Mohammad Al-Kahaly, Hamza Mohiyouddin, Abdullah Al-Sanabani, Mohammad Al-Sayedi, Hisham Al-Faqih and Amani Al-Ayni.
If these six students win the fourth round next month in Mumbai, they will win a trip to NASA.
National Geographic Channel (NGC) will provide special media coverage during the nine students’ trip to NASA.
During the trip to NASA, the nine students will tour the agency to see how they operate.
They will also meet prominent leaders of the agency.
Al-Hamedi trading company brings in all the pieces needed by the competitors to assemble their mini-inventions, according to Hatem Noor Al-Deen, director of Al-Hamedi Trading Company.
“The tools we bring in from Mexus Company come with detailed user instructions and a brainstorming map to help the students construct the samples they want,” added Noor Al-Deen.
“It is a fact that school books are no longer enough to build students’ creativity.
So, the Iken Scientifica competition is important because it uses workshops which are intended to bridge the gap between theory and practice and to boost curiosity about scientific inventions,” he concluded.