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Young researchers of future learn new skills at Expo 2020’s Henkel Forscherwelt science classes

DUBAI, 12 November 2021 – Young visitors to the Germany Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai can indulge their inner scientist through a series of workshops at ‘Forscherwelt’, or ‘Researchers’ World’, part of an international initiative launched by German fast moving consumer goods manufacturers (FMCG) company Henkel.

During the free classes, designed by Henkel’s experts, children can interact with a number of programmes that focus on the creative and innovative aspects of developing scientific skills, and learn how to conduct experiments. Subjects range from paper recycling to toothpaste manufacturing.

More than 1,000 children have already benefitted from the workshops, which follow the opening of the largest Forscherwelt facility in the world and the first of its kind in the Middle East at Children’s City, Dubai Creek Park.

 

Ashraf ElAfifi, President, India Middle East & Africa, Henkel said: “Henkel was keen to participate in Expo 2020 Dubai due to the importance of this major event at the global level and its essential role in supporting innovators, adopting and discussing various issues, and earnestly striving to find appropriate solutions.

“Henkel’s participation in the Germany Pavilion included a package of exciting and interesting scientific and research programmes targeting 7-to-11-year-olds, to expose young audiences to the excitement and value of scientific research and its great role in the progress of nations and peoples – and provide them with the necessary knowledge and instil a culture of learning in them.”

“In this context, we have developed a series of new and targeted programmes and workshops based on the importance of environmental preservation and sustainability concepts, and their application on the ground. Examples of such activities are paper recycling, use of renewable raw materials, energy-saving and energy-efficient use, various methods for toothpaste manufacturing, and other essential programmes.”

The 45-minute sessions are complimentary, with eight children in each class.