By : Ibrahim Eldeeb, Mai Shaheen and Salma Yassin
CAIRO, Jan. 29 (SEE)-A Student in Child University in Aswan Matthew Vector Halem, presented a smart-trash-bin project to reduce pollution level caused by throwing rubbish in streets.
This was during the first national child conference for Child University inaugurated yesterday by Dr Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Egyptian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research.
The conference was organized by the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology for 2 days, at the Al-Azhar Conference Center in Nasr City.
Regarding the project, Matthew told (SEE) that, it consists of 4 locked bins for different types of garbage with a sensor inside each one, and a machine with screen located beside them.
“Users can choose to unlock any of these bins after turning screen on with private cards, then select the kind of garbage they want to get rid of”, said the 11-year-old child.
He added, “In case of throwing trash in a relevant bin, a green flash shall come up from the sensor, allowing garbage to go deep inside and the card to register the process in form of points to be exchanged with money”.
It’s worth mentioning that, the first national child conference is celebrating the affiliation of 16,400 kids to Child University program; that was launched by the Academy of Scientific Research and Technology.
The conference attended by Minister of Education and Technical Education Dr. Tarek Shawki, Minister of Immigration and Expatriate Affairs Dr. Nabila Makram and Director of Egypt’s Academy of Scientific Research and Technology Dr. Mahmoud Sakr.
On his part, Dr Khaled Abdel Ghaffar stated that, “Child University” program was launched in Europe in 2002 before requesting Egypt to support state’s efforts in maintaining sustainable development.”
Dr. Abdel Ghaffar also pointed out that, 34 Egyptian universities and institutes are cooperating in this program to identify kids’ talents in their early ages and guarantee a better future for them.
He confirmed that conference topics like water, education, energy, health and entrepreneurship are essential in the mean time.
In the same context, Minister of Immigration and Expatriate Affairs Dr. Nabila Makram asserted that kids are tomorrow’s leaders who must get much care from whole society, praising expatriate’s engagement in significant internal issues.
Dr. Tarek Shawki, Minister of Education and Technical Education, pointed out that the ministry’s cooperation with the Academy to develop a creative generation in line with international standards.
“Within the framework of Egypt’s vision 2030, Child University was founded in 2010 to detect children’s potential capabilities,” added the Executive Director of Child University Gina Al Fekki.