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Celebrate Hari Raya with the James Dyson Foundation’s popular engineering challenges for children

17 April 2023

This Hari Raya, James Dyson Foundation launched a series of free, at-home engineering challenges for children – with a festive twist.

Created by the James Dyson Foundation and a team of Dyson engineers, the simple yet educational challenges aim to get our inquisitive young minds excited about engineering. Children will have the hands-on opportunity to learn engineering concepts, develop critical thinking skills and explore their creativity.

The full set of Hari Raya Challenge Cards are available for download on the James Dyson Foundation website (here).

  • Sights of Eid Al-Fitr:

    One of the most significant features of Eid Al-Fitr is the appearance of the new crescent moon, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

    Build your own telescope to catch a glimpse of the new moon and learn how light ray work.

  • Raya

  • Sounds of Raya:

    Traditional music performances are common during celebrations, especially Hari Raya.

    Replicate traditional Malay music using your handcrafted drums and explore how different materials produce unique sounds!

  • Batik

  • Colourful Paper Batik:

    During this festive season, many Muslims adorn their homes with beautiful decorations to welcome their family and friends.

    Add your own unique touch by designing colourful paper batik decorations and observe the explosion of vibrant colours through the science of chemistry.

About the James Dyson Foundation

The James Dyson Foundation’s work encourages aspiring engineers and problem solvers, to apply their knowledge and discover new ways to improve lives through technology.

Founded in 2002, the James Dyson Foundation aims to encourage aspiring engineers and problem solvers to apply their knowledge and discover new ways to improve lives through technology. To date, James Dyson and the James Dyson Foundation have donated over £140m to charitable causes globally, and $1m Singapore dollars was also donated to the Singapore University of Technology and Design to build the Dyson-SUTD studios, which opened in December. A space for students to work in a multidisciplinary environment, mentored by Dyson engineers, as well as a local space for schools to participate in engineering workshops.

At school level, the James Dyson Foundation offers prototyping workshops and provides free educational resources.

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