2019 Miss.Africa Digital Seed Fund Winners

The DCA Trust, Miss.Africa Digital Seed Fund has thus far benefited 12 organizations in Africa, here are our 2019 winners
KampaBits, Uganda:  (Winner of the 2019 Miss.Africa Digital Grand Seed Fund Prize)

“We are extremely honored to emerge as winners of the prestigious Miss Africa Digital Seed fund grant 2019. Winning this grant is one big step that has opened doors for us to be part of something great as well as positively impact the girl child in the technology field.

We are going to use this grant to increase on our capacity thus accommodating and facilitating more girls in our technology training. We would like to thank DotConnectAfrica for their initiative aimed at empowering more women to engage in STEM and related careers. We can’t wait to see our training empowering more and more girls with the soft & programming skills.

For all the ladies, yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose, so lets all be part, STEM has space for us all.” Ms Mbawomye Justine (Project Manager, KampaBits Uganda)

KampaBits; Is a youth based organization that exists to positively change the lives of vulnerable youth in Uganda by improving their access to productive employment as well as their ability to cope with their social environment through creativity and innovation. Read more

Ace Communications, The Gambia (One Thousand United States Dollars (1000 USD) category)

“We are pleased to be recipients of the Miss Africa Seed Fund. The Fund will play a role in supporting our initiative to engage and enlighten young Gambian girls in ICT while building their confidence to pursue future careers in STEM. Thank you” — Mrs. Fatim Badjie, (Ace Communications Executive, The Gambia)

Ace Communications Executive (ACE) will train students from all seven (7) regions of the Gambia in introductory topics. Students will be selected from each region, after which they will travel to the West Coast Region to attend the camp with a counselor, a social protection worker and a teacher from each region.

The total duration of the camp will be two (2) weeks. The methodology in use will be an incorporation of interactive lab activities, presentations and workshops to further enrich their camping experience and enhance their knowledge of ICT. Read more

BasaliTech, Lesotho (One Thousand United States Dollars (1000 USD) category)

“It is so amazing to see the smiles on these young girls’ faces when they run their first program, launch their first website or even interact with computers for the first time. BasaliTech is honoured to have been recognized and deemed worthy by the Miss Africa Seed Fund among so many initiatives and supported to continue making such an invaluable impact to Lesotho’s community.

This comes at a time for the 4th Industrial Revolution where we need to equip the nation with relevant skills to thrive in an era where technology dominates while also contributing to the sustainable development goals and helping these young girls secure their futures through STEM training and mentorship” – Setsoto Hlohlomi, BasaliTech Cofounder

BasaliTech aims to bridge the gender gap and increase female participation in science, technology, engineering and technology (STEM) through science and technology training and mentorship. Read more