A Nigerian School, Madonna Model Secondary School, emerged victorious from the recent International Science Fair competition in Brazil. Thirty-five countries competed in the competition.
The winning project was a bio-digester, designed for decomposing organic household waste and extracting gas for cooking. "We have been trying to get the project registered at the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion and to see the possibility of having the bio-digester in many homes, said Desmond Achoakawa, coordinator for the the Society for the Promotion of Science and Technology. "This will reduce the dependence on kerosene and cooking gas, as the bio-digester provides an alternative for cooking at a very minimal cost since the required raw material is waste products."