Techkidz Expo 2022 plaid host of the finest young innovators who exhibited the next generation of advances in technology & innovation.
Ruhan a student at Techkidz Africa receives a laptop as award for the masterpiece performance in software development. As the modern world steps on the brink of the 4th industrial revolution, there’s an incessant need to prepare students for the challenges of an uncertain future. 21st-century skill-building is an important step towards future-readiness and preparing students for healthy competition in the professional space. And interschool & intra-school activities provide that platform for students to exercise their skills. Being one of the top organizations in Africa, Techkidz Africa believes in creating and encouraging opportunities for skill development, equal participation, free-thinking, and creative expression as well as empowering future innovations among younger generation.
Dr. Tonny K. Omwansa CEO of Kenya National Innovation Agency and Paul Akwabi CEO Techkidz Africa during Pwani Innovations Week
Digital technologies have a profound impact on economies and societies and are changing the way we work, communicate, engage in social activities and enjoy ourselves. They also drive innovation in many different spheres of life. The innovative capacity of technology is very much conditioned by the level of digital skills of the population. No wonder there is a very strong correlation between education and skills and the uptake and use of digital technologies in various spheres of life. The role of education and skills in promoting innovation is critical. Yet, despite the huge potential of digitalisation for fostering and enhancing learning, the impact of digital technologies on education itself has been shallow. Massive investments in ICT (Information and Communication Technology) in schools have not yet resulted in the hoped for transformation of educational practices, probably because the overriding focus on hardware and connectivity has kept back equally powerful strategies for increasing teachers’ ICT skills, improving teachers’ professional development, reforming pedagogies and producing appropriate software and courseware. Discussions about the potential of digital technologies in education today increasingly place the issue as part of a more comprehensive approach to innovation in education. Education systems and institutions are not averse to change in themselves, but there seem to be very powerful barriers in place that prevent digital technologies from reaching their potential in educational institutions and teaching and learning practices. Innovation doesn’t happen in a vacuum, but requires openness and interactions between systems and their environments. This is also very much the case for education. Schools cannot be left alone to make the difficult process of transformation, but need support not only through policies, but also from other actors and stakeholders.
Technology advancements is widening up by the advent of new inventions. Robot is one such invention to overcome ever- present challenges of high cost of labour . It is interdisciplinary field that ranges in scope from the design of mechanical, electrical, electronic as well as computer science. At this time robots help in many fields for human being to make the life reliable as well to deliver fast than a human being.Techkidz Africa trains robotics technology and structure of the robot, and the components used in manufacturing the robots as well as advantages disadvantages and applications of robotics technology. This is doen through use of it's customed robotics kit called AFRIBOT