11YO Malaysian student inventor praised by US talk show host James Corden


Yes, iCan: Maryam (second from right) and her family posing with her awards from the competition.

Malaysian Year Five student Maryam Musamir's recent innovation is fast gaining international praise. Not only did the 11-year old bag three international awards recently for her breakthough invention – creating livestock feed from crustacean shells – she was also highlighted on US talk show, The Late Late Show with James Corden, for her innovation at such a young age.

"You might have heard about this girl... it's absolutely incredible... Maryam Muzamir who is a 11-year old schoolgirl in Malaysia. She found a use for common food waste... seafood shells and she makes them into a new sustainable livestock feed. She's 11-years old! Yeah, in Malaysia. She's already won three international awards for her breakthrough idea," Corden said on his show recently.

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