Two Wins 2014 Tigo Digital Changemakers Competition

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Telecommunication company, Tigo, in partnership with international Non Governmental Organisation, Reach for Change, has announced the two top winners of 2014 Digital Changemakers Competition.

Tigo Changemakers.jpg16011The two winners; Alice Mamaga Akosua Amoako and Solomon Avemegah, both final year students of the Ghana Telecom University, together developed an app that supports children suffering from Autism.

The Autism App, which is available on google play store, provides communication skills for Autistic children and also teaches caregivers how to support them.

Another winner, Sheila Osei-Boakye, an educationist, has also digitised her training manual which she uses to do a trainer of trainer?s programme for teachers in basic schools.

For their prize they received a cheque for GHC60,000 each as seed capital to invest into their apps.

They will also receive expert guidance and support to enable them to further develop their projects as well as join a prestigious club of 13 other change-makers, who are making an impact across the length and breadth of Ghana.

Tigo and Reach for Change in November 2014 rebranded their social entrepreneurship programme, ?Tigo Changemakers? into ?Digital Changemakers? to attract people that were using technology to improve the lives of children in Ghana.

The competition attracted hundreds of interests from several people including young entrepreneurs across the country; a total of 785 signed up for the application process, however, 482 were able to complete the entire online application process.

The Chief Executive Officer of Tigo Ghana, Roshi Motman, wished both winners well and stressed Tigo?s commitment to be the digital service provider of choice for Ghanaians.

GNA

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