The Pan-African trust program of DotConnectAfrica (DCA) today announces the winners of the 2018 Miss.Africa Digital Seed Funding for STEM Programs.
Kumasi Hive from Ghana wins the 2018 5,000 USD Grand Prize while, INTELLECT-Team at Laboratory of Technologies for Smart Systems (CRNS) Tunisia and Eco-Sol Consulting (Full STEM Ahead!) Seychelles will take home the Second category prize of 1,000 USD.
The Seed Fund that is focused in Africa that is now in its fourth year offer grants to support women and girls in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs to launch or expand their own initiatives that will increase their digital opportunities in IT related training, jobs and leadership roles.
“Our winners have one thing in common, their desire and grit to impart digital skills to young African scholars and is inspiring. They have shown potential for partnership and effort to drive educational value, their projects rated high during evaluations”, Ms. Kim Gueho, DCA Trust Corporate Trustee and Miss.Africa CO-Evaluation Committee.
Sophia Bekele, Founder & CEO of DotConnectAfrica Group, and the champion behind Miss.Africa Digital Program complimented the winners saying, “Without a sustained collaborative and creative effort, the goals of growing the local skills that are empowered and technology driven, we will not simply achieve the sustainable development that is required to power Africa’s economy.”
The 2018 Seed Fund Award winners are:
Grand prize of Five Thousand United States Dollars (5000 USD) category:
Kumasi Hive, Ghana