Nigerian student wins Microsoft social good contest


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Nigerian student wins Microsoft social good contest
Posted on: June 11, 2015, 10:38:46 PM
Microsoft has announced the result for the 2015 Youth Spark Challenge for Change, a contest that asked young people around the world to submit  ideas to address social issues through technology in their communities.

Saviour Okusenogu from Lagos,was among 2015 grand prize winners. Other winners are from Chile, Ecuador, Greece, India, Nepal, United States, and Uruguay.

Saviour Okusenoguria wants to develop a project to spark an interest in science and engineering for  kids in developing countries by bringing fun and interactive science experiments and other projects to secondary schools with hope that they will get kids far more excited than the abstract, conceptual ways many kids learn about those topics.

This year’s winners created compelling solutions to help their community spanning a variety of social issues including education, computer science and digital literacy. Find the full list of winners here!

Later this year, these winners will travel to the Nicaragua to learn about social entrepreneurship and development issues.

Microsoft is also outfitting each winner with a $2,500 cash grant, and a Microsoft technology bundle (Surface Pro3, Windows Phone, and Office 365) to help them develop their projects further

Source: vanguard