Talented Ghanaian Teenager Develops Prototype Water Purification System for GSTEP Project (Video)

Talented Ghanaian Teenager Develops Prototype Water Purification System for GSTEP Project (Video)

  • Stephen Boakye, a 15-year-old Ghanaian boy, has built a prototype purification system to help households to purify water with basic materials
  • In an interview with JoyNews, he said residents of his community share water with cattle without treatment, which inspired the need for the water purifier
  • The teenager said the device would help remove dirt and pollutants from the water to help prevent diseases

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A 15-year-old Ghanaian boy, Stephen Boakye, has developed a prototype purification system to help households to purify water using basic materials.

The teenager is one of the ambassadors for the Ghana Science and Tech Explorer Challenge Prize (GSTEP), which aims to equip junior high school students with practical STEM skills to solve societal problems.

Stephen Boakye explains why he built the water purifier

Speaking to JoyNews, Boakye said the lack of potable water for residents in his village in the Ashanti Region of Ghana inspired him to build the prototype purification system.

Ghanaian teenager builds prototype water purification system for home use.
Ghanaian teenager Stephen Boakye and his prototype water purification system. Photo credit: JoyNews.
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He explained that he had observed that his people rely on dirty water for domestic use and share the same water with cattle without treatment, which is the cause of an increase in waterborne diseases.

''The problem I identified in the community is the outbreak of disease as a result of unclean water. They drink water with animals,'' he said.

Boakye developed his water purifier to remove dirt and pollutants from the water. The genius explained how to use his prototype purification system for clean water.

Watch the footage below:

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GasMatt Team: Talented Pupils Convert Waste Plastic into Fuel for GSTEP Project

In a similar story, YEN.com.gh reported that a team of young talents converted waste plastic into fuel for the Ghana Science and Technology Explorer Prize (GSTEP) project intended to promote STEM education.

The project, which targets junior high school students, provides an opportunity for youngsters, mostly in groups, to use their creativity to tackle social problems. Team GasMatt, brought to life the innovative idea of converting plastic into fuel.

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Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported that Ghanaian environmentalist Makafui Awuku and his team have produced reusable bags for shoppers from recycled waste plastics.

The CEO of Mckingtorch Africa and his team processed over 400,000 water waste plastics recovered from the environment into reusable bags.

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