Thursday, 4 Jun 2020
Taqaddam honours students’ ideas to solve global, social issues

Taqaddam honours students’ tips to resolve worldwide, social problems

These have been the winning tips honoured by the British Council and HSBC Bank Middle East at the culmination of their annual Taqaddam life expertise programme final week in Muscat.

Helping to create resilient youth who can thrive in a swiftly altering function atmosphere, Taqaddam challenges participants to apply their newly acquired soft expertise to present a answer to a worldwide or social difficulty, stated a press release.

More than 400 students from the Caledonian College of Engineering and Higher College of Technology participated this year, with Omani nationals representing 80 per cent of these. Divided into teams, the students presented a total of 56 large tips. The winning team members will now be provided the chance to join an internship programme with the British Council in Oman.

In the very first location was ‘Smart Helmet’. This team aimed to supply comfy function situations for building workers with a modernised difficult hat featuring a cooling fan and a light powered by each battery and solar panels. The students consulted a team of building workers on the prototype and good feedback led them to seek sponsorship to make the project a reality.

The team in the second location plans to enhance road security by building sensors to monitor when autos drift from their lane. The sensor would then alert any oncoming site visitors with flashing red lights.

Tackling an environmental concern, the team that came third proposes to create a solar device that can measure the soil about crops to regulate irrigation systems on farms. This technique of irrigation would save gallons of water utilized by agricultural organizations as crops would only be watered when needed rather than primarily based on a predetermined watering schedule.

“Nurturing young talent and driving educational development are fundamental parts of HSBC Bank Oman’s DNA. The themes of the Taqaddam programme are central to our values, and we believe that instilling such life principles and soft skills in students today will enable them to be successful individuals in the future and contribute positively to the sultanate’s development and prosperity,” mentioned Andrew Long, chief executive officer of HSBC Bank Oman.

Paul Hilder, nation director, British Council Oman mentioned, “We would like to extend our congratulations to all participants in this year’s Taqaddam programme. With soft skills featuring prominently on the list of hiring criteria for private and public companies, Taqaddam plays an important role in supplementing students’ learning journeys.”

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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