Friday
April 10
2020

An Invention That Could Salvage African Soil From Poor Yields

By Solomon Muingi

Their strength, determination and zeal to bring home victory have been the key aspect that drives them to win.

They want to increase food production and engender change in Africa.

It is the outstanding invention of four students from Kasigau Girls’ School in Taita Taveta county: 17-year-olds Rozalia Chao, Happiness Wanjiru and Hanifa Mutua, and Sophy Mwanjewe, 16. The four youngsters became the first from the little-known school to win the Diamond Challenge for High School Entrepreneurs on March 4. They beat more than 40 submissions nationally to emerge winners at finals held in Sote Hub, Voi, Taita Taveta county.

Their exceptional prototype device and polished exhibition skills saw their school ranked the best nationally.

Photo courtesy of Steven Lilley.

Source: The Star Kenya (link opens in a new window)

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