Educational bodies and civil society organizations organized an exhibition for scientific innovations in Idlib province under the title ‘Little Engineers’ with the aim of encouraging schoolchildren, providing them with psychological support, helping them develop their innovative abilities and practically transform their ideas.
The second “Scientific Exhibition for Creativity, which was held in the town of Hazanu in Idlib province, saw the participation of 45 schoolchildren who showcased models and miniatures of machines and devices. The schoolchildren were trained in a workshop with specialized supervisors.
Supervisor Munther Amir told Smart News Network that schoolchildren presented innovations and inventions in the exhibition despite the many difficulties facing them, especially the lack of materials necessary for innovation.
Amir pointed out that the models and miniatures were based on already existing devices and machines, while the designs were inspired by looking at the way they work on the internet with schoolchildren adding new innovative features.
Amir pointed out that he and two of his colleagues volunteered to give participants technical lessons during a month-long workshop.
Hanan Rajab, a 13-year-old girl from the town of Kafazeita, presented a model of a “hydraulic bridge” that is made of cardboard, syringes and hosepipes. The bridge moves up and down. She said that she worked on this invention to help rebuild the country, adding that she will further develop the model in the future.
In April of this year, Idlib province saw the holding of the first exhibition of scientific experiments and inventions with the participation of over 200 schoolchildren aged between 10 and 13 years old. The exhibition, which was held in the Qadissiya School in the town of Hazanu in northern rural Idlib, represented a unique step in Syria’s north.
These exhibitions were held despite the Assad regime’s bombing campaign in the region, which put 160 schools out of service and caused damage to 134 others in 2016. The bombing campaign also killed over 370 students and teachers. (Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department)