“It’s a dream come true and I’m ecstatic…”
A16-year-old learner from Newcastle in KwaZulu-Natal has been lauded for his ingenious invention to fight the coronavirus after he was selected to represent South Africa in a prestigious science and engineering fair in the United States.
Suhaan Singh created a robot that scans a person’s temperature which is then recorded on an app before the robot dispenses sanitizer.
“It’s a dream come true and I’m ecstatic, I couldn’t believe it when I heard about it. I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would get to a place like this and I got here because of all the support that I received from my family, all of this led to make me the man I am today”, said Singh.
“From here I hope to continue working with the fourth industrial revolution, I hope to pass high-school and become a design engineer and continue innovative and new ideas that will optimize processes and better humanity from a humanitarian perspective”.
Newcastle Municipal Mayor, Doctor Ntuthuko Mahlaba, says they are proud of Singh’s achievement.
“To us as Newcastle it’s one of those things that I would say we will brag about, it’s something coming from one of our youngsters whose thinking ahead of his time. It’s such a wonderful thing for us it’s something that puts Newcastle again on the map”.
“What we always do is we always give bursaries to students who are academically excelling; whatever way we can we will support Suhaan because he is one of the future brains that we need in the country”, Mahlaba concluded.