Winners: 2015 Seed Fund

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Kenya: 2015 Inaugural $5000 Grand Prize Seed Fund Winner eMobilis

2015 Inaugural Grand Prize Seed Fund Winner eMobilis Kenya
2015 Inaugural Grand Prize Seed Fund Winner eMobilis Kenya

The winner of the first round eMobilis, is a Kenya based Mobile Technology Institute that focuses on training women & girls on Mobile Software Development and Network Infrastructure, which emerged as the grand prize winner of the inaugural Miss.Africa Seed Fund for an amount of USD 5,000.  Twenty Five (25) women selected from over three hundred applicants will benefit directly by receiving training from eMobilis.

“We are thrilled to learn that we emerged as a finalist and winner of the inaugural 2015 Miss. Africa Seed Fund. Thank you to DotConnectAfrica Trust for directly supporting eMobilis Mobigirlz initiative and awarding us with the grant to improve technology literacy and education among girls while strengthening their stance in the tech field. We believe that for us to drive tech progress in Kenya and Africa as a whole we need to put girls in the driver’s seat and empower them to reach their full potential. We are very excited to work with DotConnectAfrica in this partnership. Ms. Nancy Wanjira- Mobigirlz Program Manager, eMobilis.”

Winners for the USD 1000.00 prize

One Thousand United States Dollars (USD 1000) was granted  as a second prize for other applicants from emerging African countries that create further socio-economic value for women by effectively leveraging tech opportunities.

  1. Tech MDG / Pyladies Antananarivo, Madagascar
Founder, Aina Anjary Fenomamy

Tech MDG / Pyladies Antananarivo, MDG led by Ms. Aina Anjary Fenomamy R. to encourage girls to study  and  build career in computer sciences or other STEM fields as well as educate Malagasy mothers concerning the use of technology

“On behalf of Pyladies Antananarivo and Django Girls Antananarivo Team, we would like to thank DotConnectAfrica Team for their support. Without the Miss.Africa Initiative, we didn’t have the courage to achieve this first workshop….Let me personally tell you that the prize gave me partly the boldness, and the courage to discuss with my CEO and ask for advice and help concerning the workshop initiatives.

…Yay!  It’s awesome :). Thank you so much for your support,  I hope that it would not be the first and last award from Miss Africa Seed Fund. This is indeed my first experience in asking funds for a specific project.  It is plain that willingness and tech skills is not enough to promote women in tech.” Tech MDG / Pyladies Antananarivo, MDG, Ms. Aina Anjary Fenomamy R

2. Pycon (Code Farm) Cameroon
Pycon 'Code Farm' programing lecture in progress
Pycon ‘Code Farm’ lecture in progress

The Initiative also called Code Farm led by Mr. Ngangsi Richard that teaches computer coding to girls and women.

 “We are very very grateful to receive this good news. It is with much pleasure and gratitude that we have to write this letter thanking your organization for supporting our efforts by women. I wish to thank you once more and to inform you that this money is going to help us greatly in our movement.”  Mr. Ngangsi Richard, Pycon Cameroon