Lusoti science boys can't stop winning
MBABANE - The duo of Lusoti High School boys who won Americas inaugural Science in Action award that was part of the Google Science Fair, last week had their video voted the best American Scientific Video of the Week.
The video titled, Teens Engineer a Way to Help Swazi Farmers by Anna Kuchment from the Budding Scientist and Inspirational Science in Action (USA), was voted the best according to a report published by Americas largest scientific web and print publication, Scientific American.
The video was rated and voted the best in America for its uniqueness.
Bora Zivkovic, the Blog Editor at Scientific American, said he was proud to announce the pupils as brains behind the best video of the week.
He noted that the Lusoti pupils had a huge potential to a make valuable positive impact in future scientific methods intended to ensure environment preservation.
The winners: Sakhiwe Shongwe of Siteki and Bonkhe Mahlalela of Simunye, both 14 years old, designed and implemented a project which explored an affordable way to provide hydroponics to poor subsistence farmers, enabling them to grow their crops and vegetables in very large quantities and within limited space without using soil.
As part of the award they won E400 000 (US$50 000) and access to a years mentorship.
During an interview last Friday, Lusoti High School Deputy Principal Nomsa Nhlengetfwa expressed great excitement about the success of her pupils.
"We are very proud of Sakhiwe and Bonkhe for the success they continue to attain, since it helps put the school in the global scientific success map. We continue to support them and would be very happy to see their project grow into becoming an international project that could receive more funding," Nhlengetfwa said.
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