Kenya's winners of BIC Education Challenge announced

for Tv47 Digital March 26, 2022, 02:50 PM
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BIC announces today the winners of the third edition of the BIC Education Challenge in Kenya, planned in partnership with Enactus, the world's largest experiential learning platform

BIC on Thursday, March 24 announced the winners of the third edition of
the BIC Education Challenge in Kenya, planned in partnership with Enactus, the world's largest experiential learning platform.

The BIC Education Challenge promotes social entrepreneurship and innovation in education, with entrants presenting solutions to education-related issues that were evaluated on their overall concept, supporting market research, insight into consumer needs, and possibility of execution.

In first place, Taita Taveta University with project titled Tunza Mazingira which aims to make ottoman poofs out of plastic bottles was granted USD 1,000. In second place, Moi University with their Somesha Dada project aiming to raise interest in math and science for young mothers returning to school received a grant of USD 600.

In third place the team from Kabarak University with their Solar Powered Carbon Filter, received USD 400.

In addition to the monetary support, the winners will be mentored by BIC East Africa experts to prepare them for 20th Enactus National Competition.

The final winners will then represent Kenya at the Enactus World Cup taking place in October 2022, competing against 37 Enactus affiliate countries.

Commenting on the occasion, General Manager at BIC East Africa, Michael Sinclair, said: “Our partnership with Enactus seeks to support young people to be creative and business-minded and to offer solutions that can bring a positive change to communities. We believe that by providing the right training for skills development, individual support such as coaching and mentorship, as well as financial support, our youth can have a place in the entrepreneurship ecosystem.”

Pleased by another successful partnership with BIC in Kenya, Enactus Kenya Country Director, James Shikwati, said: “The BIC partnership with Enactus Kenya over the last three years has been a game changer through the deliberate sensitization of university students to challenges that face girl children, women, and the disadvantaged people at the same time. It at the same time benefits the targeted communities. This is a great initiative worth emulating”.

BIC challenge participating teams

Participating teams in the BIC Education Challenge this year included:

• Kenyatta University, addressing the problem of teenage pregnancy, with their proposed Girls Education Platform (GEP).
• Kabarak University, tackling the issue of global warming with a proposal for a Solar Powered Carbon Filter.
• Egerton University, presenting solutions for adopting an environmentally friendly
approach to agriculture, with the Asili Eco-Therapy Project which aims to re-use BIC pen casings to make seedling beds and casings.
• Taita Taveta University, tackling an environmental challenge proposing to make ottoman poofs out of plastic bottles in their project dubbed Tunza Mazingira
• Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science & Technology, addressing the issue of rising school dropouts by teaching youth in Bondo region to grow cotton and mulberry.
• Moi University, aiming to solve disinterest in subjects such as Science and Mathematics among teenage mothers who return to school at upper primary and secondary school levels, through their Somesha Dada project.

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