The 5th edition of Kuwait Children’s Science Congress (KCSC), organized by Science International Forum (SIF) Kuwait in association with Unimoni Exchange was successfully conducted on 22 November at Indian Learners Own Academy (ILOA). Dr. Vineeth Kumar (Vice Principal, Indian Learners Own Academy), Renjith Pillai (Marketing Head, Unimoni) and the judges’ panel along with Sri. Arunkumar (President, SIF Kuwait) inaugurated the event by lighting the traditional lamp.
The judges’ panel from Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research included senior scientists Dr. S Neelamani, Dr. Narayana Bhat, Dr. Ravindranath, Dr. Vinoba Mari, Dr. Jayasree, Dr. Sreekanth, Dr. S Chidambaram, Dr. Jafarali Parol and Dr. Asish Pathak. 44 teams of young scientists from major Indian schools in Kuwait participated in two categories. Two member students’ team showcased their inventive and unique scientific projects to the large crowd of parents, teachers and well-wishers.
Teams from Indian Educational School (Bhavans Kuwait) and Indian Learners Own Academy (ILOA) were qualified for the National Children’s Science Congress in Junior and Senior category. Six senior teams and 11 junior teams from various schools received an Outstanding mention with A grade. Best Presentation, Best Creative Project and Future Spark award for the best conceptual project in both categories were also declared.
Three spot competitions were conducted with massive participation of over 500 students in different categories. Detailed results are published on the Facebook page of SIF Kuwait.
The general feedback on KCSC 2019 projects from the Judges was positive. Qualified teams will represent Kuwait in the 27th National Children’s Science Congress 2019 scheduled to be held from 27 to 31 December, 2019 at Trivandrum, Kerala.
KCSC is organized along with the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India to spread the concept and method of science among children by adopting the principle of learning through doing.