AKM: Excited parents help eager children build robots at MOSTI kiosk

KANGAR, March 27 (Bernama) — Parents were excited as their children when they helped them to build solar-powered robots at the kiosk set up by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) at the Tuanku Syed Putra Sports Complex here.

The kiosk was set up in conjunction with the three-day 2022 Perlis Keluarga Malaysia (Malaysian Family) Aspiration (AKM) Tour Programme from March 25.

One visitor, Ahmad Danial Nordin, 42, said he made use of the weekend holiday to take his two children Ahmad Mirza, 14, and Farisah Alia, 10, to experience for themselves how to build a robot.

“I can see that Abang Long (Mirza) and kakak (Alia) were quite good at building a robot. Maybe, it is because they are used to assembling Lego pieces prior to this.

“I only observe and help read the instructions to them,” he said when met by Bernama today.

The public servant praised the programme because it could foster an interest in science and technology in children.

Meanwhile, MOSTI Strategic Planning Division secretary, Ruziah Shafie said building robots was one of the activities which had succeeded in luring the public to MOSTI’s kiosk.

“The objective of the programme is to impart knowledge to the public concerning science and technology so that all levels of society can understand them,” she said.

MOSTI has received 950 visitors since the programme started on Friday and this was expected to go up to 1,200 people before the kiosk closes this evening, she added.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency