A project dubbed ‘My Green Home’ belonging to two students from Kepler University has scooped an award worth USD 5,000 (Rwf 4 million) during competition of youth under 25 years with outstanding projects transforming citizens’ health. The competition called ‘Pitch Night’ was organized by Airtel in collaboration with United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
The competition got underway on 15th March 2017 with the selection of youth with projects and ideas providing solutions to health, environment and education challenges.
Five out of 100 projects in competition were selected for finale.
As the competition closed yesterday Muhoza Rosette and Cyinzuzi David emerged the best performers for their project dubbed ‘My Green Home’.
The latter demonstrates how non-decomposing waste can be used into construction pavers while easily decomposing ones are transformed into farmyard manure.
All five finalists received awards of smart phones as the second and third runners received extra free internet for one year. The first runners received USD5,000, laptop and smart phones.
Muhoza Rosette, one of best awardees has told IGIHE that her project promotes Made in Rwanda and is expected to transform citizens’ health by keeping them away from pollution. “The project promotes Made in Rwanda program. Wastes will be transformed into environment friendly compost and paves at affordable price,” she said.
She explained that the prize money will help them execute their project and expand activities.
UNICEF Rwanda Representative, Ted Maly said; “Implementing technology ideas opens investment opportunities. he said.
Ted Maly explained that all youth projects are expected to provide transformative solutions for Rwandans in health, education and environment.
The Managing Director for Airtel Rwanda, Michael Adjei lauded the youth projects saying they are promising to contribute to national development.
“We hope projects presented today will help the youth to conceive ideas transforming communities as the country continues to progress towards self-reliance,” he said.
Director General in charge of ICT at the Ministry of Youth and ICT, Irere Claudette urged the youth to soldier on with their projects.
“This act demonstrates that you have potential. I request you to keep executing your projects,” she said.