Galaxy International soars high at Golden Climate Olympiad

The Jubilant students in a photography

The Jubilant students in a photography

Galaxy International School in Accra has swept several awards at this year’s Golden Climate Olympiad in Kenya beating several other schools from over 22 countries across the globe.

This year’s programme was the seventh edition of the Golden Climate International Environmental Project Olympiad (GCIEPO). It attracted participants from 22 countries with 183 environmental project innovations and ideas.

The Golden Climate Project Olympiad is a reputed environmental science competition that brings students from all walks of lives and gives them an equal platform to share their revolutionary ideas.

This year’s event drew participants from countries such as: Afghanistan, Belarus, Bosnia, DRC, Egypt, Ghana, Indonesia, Iraq, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Mexico, Moldovia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Pakistan, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, USA, and Kenya.

A statement issued by the school said the competition sought to encourage students to find solutions to the issues affecting the environment.

According to the statement students generated their own projects and move to actualise them with guidance from their teachers.

“Galaxy International School was the only school from Ghana that participated in the competition, they were represented by Emmanuel Kwesi Bedzrah and Abdulai Musah, whose sterling performance brought a lot of honour to Ghana. Their project was on, ‘Decreasing water wasting irrigation system using moisture sensor’. This project among others picked the second topmost award at the event,” the statement said.

The project the statement said was on the use of technology in agriculture, the students developed a computer programme that could control the quantity of water wasted on irrigation.

Giving the background to the project, Emmanuel Kwesi Bedzrah, a student of Galaxy International School, indicated that their research was to find a better way of conserving water using the Arduino system.

He explained that using the Arduino system in irrigation with time or humidity sensor would help save water, thereby decreasing the risk of water crises in the world.

Mr. Emmanuel Kwesi Bedzra, who is a first year student of the school was thankful to the management of Galaxy School for the opportunity and also the organisers for putting together such a wonderful programme. He encouraged other schools to take part in such programmes.

He further noted that he was motivated to enter the completion because of his desire to see a world free of environmental problems.

On his part, the principal of Galaxy International School, Secondary Section, Mr. Hakan Karaman noted that Galaxy School management sees it as a responsibility to encourage their students to engage their minds in solving burning issues. He also added the school seeks to open its students up to students from other parts of the world in order to share their experiences.

He noted that it is through this that the students could realise their potentials.

He announced that this year alone there are a lot of other international competitions the school will participate in.

By Times Reporter

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