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Children's tech innovations inspired by UN Global Goals

05 Oct 2022

Winners from across the world announced in the 2022 do your :bit global challenge

This year’s entries to the competition include outstanding solutions related to a range of issues from climate change and protecting wildlife, to keeping people healthy and safe.

Fatin, Wan and Ahmad.

Fatin, Wan and Ahmad from Malaysia and their winning animal road crossing alert system.

do your :bit is an annual competition for 8 to 18-year-olds which sets the challenge to innovate and design solutions relevant to the UN Global Goals. It is organised by the Micro:bit Educational Foundation in partnership with the World’s Largest Lesson.

Over 2,000 young people’s original designs and solutions were submitted as video presentations, photographs, drawings, software programs and written accounts. The competition has encouraged thousands of hours of innovation, applying technology to problem-solving, and engagement with coding.

Innovation reflects young people’s concerns about the environment, wildlife, and personal health

The themes of the designs and solutions reflect young people’s response to global issues that impact us at a local and personal level. Goal 13 Climate Action, Goal 15 Life on Land, and Goal 3 Good Health and Well-being feature in many of the entries.


Shanice from Kenya, winner in category 3, Africa

Balanced diet finder

Shanice invented a balanced diet finder to help her community plan meals that are healthy and nutritious.

With submissions from across the world, winners are recognised by region across two age categories, 8 to 14 years and 15 to 18 years. Entries can be made as an individual or a team of three.

The judges looked for entries that showed:

  • originality and creativity in problem solving
  • good implementation of their idea and clear instructions
  • high potential impact

Read about the winning entries here

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