KVK wins two gold awards for Creative Inventions in South Korea
Last update: 20/08/2019
KOTA KINABALU, Aug 20 -- Keningau Vocational College (KVK) won two gold awards and a bronze in a Creative Invention Competition in Seoul, South Korea on Sunday.
Team manager Shirhajwan Idek, said the college which was the only Malaysian participant in the competition, won the gold award for ShapeSweetie, a teaching tool for baking and to familiarise students in cake decorating techniques. It also earned a special award from the Korean Invention Academy.
Shirhajwan Idek said the invention was created by baking teacher Anita Md Yasin, who also headed the college delegation with teachers Siti Lailah Jabin and Rowdella Raymond Raimi.
He said the second invention that earned a gold was a teaching aid for mathematics created by Ernawaty Hudong, Dierdre Daryl Dasing and Larry James.
It also received a special award from the Asia Invention Creativity Association.
Designed as a game, it helped solve algebra problems with the use of a dice.
He said KVK was also awarded a silver medal for another invention called Snake Belt in the Magic Egg, designed by Hasmi Taisin, Siti Lailah Jabin and Rowdellah Raymond.
He added that a KVK student had also been shortlisted as a finalist for the Global Students Innovation Challenge to be held in Canberra, Australia from Aug 26-29.