PalVision and Al-Taawun concluding the winter school for science and technology

Creating 70 electronica projects

The Palestinian Vision Organization and Al-Taawun Foundation concluded a series of Winter Camps under the under the title of the “BridgeTech” winter school, in which hundreds of Palestinian students from most of the West Bank and Jerusalem governorates participated in a training program focusing on science and technology and ways of adapting electronic technologies to innovative service projects.

Over the course of three weeks, the Palestinian Vision Organization organized the activities of the Winter School, which was launched within the framework of the Bridges project in partnership with Al-Taawun. The school targeted some 260 students who came to winter camps from most of the Palestinian cities and participated in a specialized training in the area of the technical innovation.
About the training program of the winter school, the director of Bridge project Saba Jarrar explained that the training focused on science, technology, digital technology, critical thinking, computer language and programming used by students to operate equipment and tools and to create technical projects that provide services in the fields of health, agriculture and energy.

“Winter camps included interactive activities, artistic evenings, cultural performances, films screenings and success stories, inspiring students with ideas and contributing to the development of their creative ideas.” She added.

About the results and the innovative projects, the coach technology and electrical engineering Hamed Bani Odeh stated that “the results were extra-ordinary, the students lunched 70 electronic projects, mostly designed according to the “Ardennio” system, the projects varied to include intelligent robots, home systems, smart farms and scientific projects using electronic technologies to examine human vital signs.

students engage in training sessions to build their language abilities, and trainings in specialized areas desired by students, both in science and technology, innovation, music, sports or literature, and provide them with academic and professional counseling.

“The innovative project is based on the Ultrasonic system, which contributes to the measurement of the distance using the acoustic waves, and we chose to use it to control the designed vehicle and move it according to the size of the load using the Bluetooth system,” said ninth grade student Ghida Hijaz from Tulkarm. “In the programming, we used the Arduino system to program the Bluetooth piece accompanying the vehicle and define the inputs, the method of connection and the commands given to the parts by programming and the language of the computer.”

This project is implemented by Palestinian Vision Organization under the supervision of Al-Taawun, the students are offered an integrated program designed to provide a systematic training environment for a group of 10th grade students for a period of three years. The program includes a series of intensive training that prepares students to enter universities of the highest level around the world. Between exercises on critical and creative thinking, students engage in training sessions to build their language abilities, and trainings in specialized areas desired by students, both in science and technology, innovation, music, sports or literature, and provide them with academic and professional counseling.