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Students showcase projects to address tough challenges

By Staff Reporter.

The Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa held an exhibition recently to showcase innovative projects by 16-year-old students as part of its programme to create outstanding young entrepreneurs, scientists and future leaders.
The annual Personal Project Exhibition was the culmination of intensive year-long projects that identify areas of need, backed up by intensive research, which are then developed into a viable product or outcome.
It featured about 80 innovative projects, with Shashank Arvindan presenting a model for a solar powered airport for Mombasa, Suleiman Mwachizi unveiling an electrostatic precipitator to control air pollution and Telvin Kameta showcasing a bump detector gadget that aims to reduce road accidents.
According to Esther Nondi, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) Coordinator at the Academy, through the Personal Project, students are able to take principled action that would include solving real life problems, which affect their immediate and even extended community.
She said completion of the project is helpful to the students at the Academy as it helps them to develop the attributes of the IB learner profile, which includes being caring, inquisitive and knowledgeable.

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