Science and Technology (Sci-Tech) Festival for Children
UNDP Partners with Telecom Giant Ooredoo and Hulhumale Development Cooperation to host festival under its 'Smart Cities' project
Hulhumalé March 30, 2018: • Ooredoo Maldives, Hulhumalé Development Corporation (HDC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Maldives are partnering to host a Science and Technology (Sci-Tech) festival for children today, 30th March 2018, from 16:00 to 22:00 hours, at Hulhumalé Central Park.
The festival invites children to explore the wonders of Science and Technology by participating in interactive activities. Several partners are welcoming the children to learn more about the field at their stalls in this years’ festival. These include Ghiyasuddhin International School, Save the Beach Maldives, Forloop Coding Academy, Ooredoo Maldives, HDC and UNDP Maldives.
“We're truly excited to once again host the Sci-Tech Kids Festival. In this digital world, science and technology have become an integral component in ensuring a better future. It is important that we inspire the next generation of innovators through initiatives which make young girls and boys excited about science and technology, and SciTech Kids Festival focuses on just that,” said Noora Ibrahim Zahir, Assistant Manager, Public Relations at Ooredoo Maldives.
The festival aims to generate interest among the next generation to be innovators in science and technology. “I did not know the usefulness of science when I was a child. It makes me happy that the children will have the opportunity to see science and technology from a different angle at this festival, and learn how it can be a part of their day-to-day lives,” said Shoko Noda, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in the Maldives.
The festival is organized as part of the ‘Smart Cities’ project. The project was launched by HDC, Ooredoo Maldives and UNDP Maldives. The ‘Smart Cities’ Project aims to offer innovative, smart solutions for urban challenges through ensuring that the technological solutions introduced in Hulhumalé - the future smart city, remains inclusive and accessible to all of its population.