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ISU grants 10 training drones to the Partskhanakevi School No.2 Engineering Club

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By the decision of Ilia State University (ISU) Rector, 10 drones were granted to Varden Nikabadze, who has won the 2020 School Leadership Competition for his contribution to the development of an Engineering Club and for sparking interest in programming and engineering among schoolchildren in his capacity as Director of the Mamia Pantsulaia Public School No. 2, the village of Partskhanakevi, Tskaltubo Municipality.

The school has been promoting technologies and engineering for years through various activities using the resources available to it. These efforts were recognized by the special prize awarded to the school.

Nana Dikhaminjia, ISU Vice Rector for Innovations and Science Popularization, and the representatives of the ISU School of Technology paid a visit to School No. 2 in Partskhanakevi to deliver drones to the school for training. They also held the first workshop for the members of the Engineering Club. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the session was conducted in the open air.

ISU School of Technology will ensure continued support to Public School No. 2 by providing training in the operation and programming of drones and for advancing the Engineering Club. For this purpose, a series of workshops and public lectures will be held for the school staff and pupils.

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ISU grants 10 training drones to the Partskhanakevi School No.2 Engineering Club

By the decision of Ilia State University (ISU) Rector, 10 drones were granted to Varden Nikabadze, who has won the 2020 School Leadership Competition for his contribution to the development of an Engineering Club and for sparking interest in programming and engineering among schoolchildren in his capacity as Director of the Mamia Pantsulaia Public School No. 2, the village of Partskhanakevi, Tskaltubo Municipality.

The school has been promoting technologies and engineering for years through various activities using the resources available to it. These efforts were recognized by the special prize awarded to the school.

Nana Dikhaminjia, ISU Vice Rector for Innovations and Science Popularization, and the representatives of the ISU School of Technology paid a visit to School No. 2 in Partskhanakevi to deliver drones to the school for training. They also held the first workshop for the members of the Engineering Club. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the session was conducted in the open air.

 ‘ISU seeks to encourage the application of technologies in the study process and spark students’ interest in this field. Today 10 drones were handed to the school for training purposes. ISU will continue to support the school by providing training in the principles of drone operation and programming and in the further advancement of the technological and engineering clubs’, said ISU Vice Rector Nana Dikhaminjia.

‘Extra-curricular activities are extremely important for children. This step, taken by the University, will greatly benefit the school and its pupils in the future and help develop a new culture of introduction of innovations in cooperation with the University’, said Varden Nikabadze, director of Public School No. 2.

‘Nowadays drone technologies are widely applied. We will teach children programming and will try to make them interested in this field by providing as much information as possible. This is the technology of the future, the enhanced understanding of which will be beneficial for children’, Akaki Purtseliani, schoolboy at No.2 Public School and a member of the Engineering Club in Partskhanakevi said.

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