10 students set to represent Africa in Global Lego Competition in USA

Ten secondary school students from Kikuyu Sub County are set to represent Africa in the Global Lego League Competition in Texas, USA.

The young innovators however risks missing out on the challenge as a result of financial challenges.

These students  from Green Garden Schools will be among  1 million other participants who will  converge in Houston Texas for the global Lego league competitions in mid –April.

The competition involves designing, building and programing a robot and using the technology to research a real-world problem and develop a solution.

The competition in which the girls won Ws held at Brookhouse school recently.

They won after designing a robotic drainage system that transports waste into a septic tank before it filters urine into water fit for human consumption.

Their project was declared the best-selling due to its simplicity thereby making it applicable in normal rural life.

Their coach Pascal Muchangi says the challenge involves programming an autonomous robot to score points on a themed playing field and developing a solution to a problem guided by the League’s Core Values.

Muchangi who heads the Center for ICT and Robotic Integration in learning and teaching at the facility said his girls won the competition due to their creativity and love for science.

The challenge the team now faces is the expensive cost of the Texas trip and they are now calling for financial support with each student is required to pay Ksh 250,000.


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