Palestine – Gaza school children showcase work in scientific and technical exhibition
Location: Gaza- Palestine
Restrictions: A24 Clients
12-year-old schoolchildren from several areas in Gaza showcase their scientific and technically innovative projects in an exhibition organized by the Ministry of Education.
The exhibition develops students’ skills to find solutions to many issues facing people through the programming of devices connected to mobile phones.
All of the projects are made from simple materials, such as smart devices to protect houses from fire, theft, and gas leakage, in addition to a rescue boat that can be remotely controlled and other projects carried out by young students.
Soundbite (Ziad Thabet – Undersecretary of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education):
“We have samples of students’ work after conducting various field competitions. We focus on developing the students’ abilities to solve community problems. Each project focuses on solving a specific problem through programming and artificial intelligence.”
Soundbite (Elaf Abu Rizk – Student participating in the smart home project):
“The Smart House project aims to protect houses from fires and loss of life, ensure security and safety in buildings and limit the theft. The project is designed for houses and institutions. It is called the Smart House because the devices are linked via smartphone and alert through messages in case of any problem.”
Soundbite (Maysoon Zaqout – Student participating in the Rescue Boat Project):
“Our project is a rescue and relief boat to rescue the drowned people in Gaza. We can control the boat remotly.”
Soundbite (Layan Soufi – Student participating in the Smart Garage project):
“The smart garage project is a solution to the problem of strangers entering the garage of private buildings. It is an artificial intelligence-powered gate. The camera takes a picture of the car’s license plate, if it is a resident of the building, it is allowed to enter otherwise the gate will not open.”
Soundbite (Anas Khaisi – Student participating in the hologram project):
“Our project creates three-dimensional images and is used in several fields, the most importantly in medicine. It helps doctors diagnose the patient’s condition. There are larger devices that enable the university’s teachers to present their lessons to more than one university at the same time. TV channels and cinema use it as well.”