WINDHOEK, OCT. 25 – More than 250 learners from across the Khomas region gathered at the Windhoek Gymnasium Curro school hall from Monday, 22 October to Wednesday, 24 October 2018, to showcase the projects that they had worked on and perfected for the 29th Khomas Regional Science Fair.
The projects reflected the creative, innovative and inquiring minds of each of the students who participated and their enthusiasm when sharing their hypothesis and findings with judges was commendable.
This year Capricorn Group made the science fair possible in collaboration with Windhoek Gymnasium Curro, stepping in at the last minute to sponsor the science fair when they were informed that the 2018 regional science fair was going to be cancelled due to lack of funding.
About 236 projects in the fields of Science, Mathematics and Technology, from both government and private schools at primary and secondary levels, were exhibited under the theme ‘Science for sustainable development’.
Capricorn Group funded in the region of N$60 000 towards the event, and Windhoek Gymnasium Curro made their facilities, more specifically their school hall, available as a venue for the event free of charge.
Each project displayed the critical thinking and scientific aptitude of each participant. The competition was indeed stiff, proving that young Namibians are eager to contribute to building towards the sustainable development of the country.
A prize-giving ceremony held at the end of the three days saw Coenie Coetzee from Windhoek Gymnasium Curro walking away with the trophy for best primary project.
Berhane Wheeler from Amazing Kids Private School and Academy took the trophy for best secondary project. Windhoek Gymnasium Curro took the trophies for both the best overall primary and secondary school projects on aggregate. Category winners for both primary and secondary schools were also announced and were presented with certificates of achievement.
“Our society relies on science more and more every day, and science fairs are a great way for students to become more knowledgeable about how the world around them works and exposed to global ideas and ways of thinking and solving problems,” said Marlize Horn from the Group as she congratulated all the participants for a job well done.
Being connectors of positive change and creating opportunities for all its stakeholders, the group remains committed to supporting young, innovative minds and consequently supporting the Ministry of Education in its quest to develop future scientific leaders and build expertise in the country. – NDN Staffer