The MTN mPulse Planet held at the Landmark event and conference centre, Victoria Island today. CobraReview covered the digital engagement meant to connect children 9-15 to new technological trends.
There were over 5000 kids from different parts of the city in attendance. The participants were taught the basics of the largest search engine, Google, while also catching up on the latest in augmented and virtual reality, 3D, and electric cars.
The event was segmented into fun and digital activities. At the fun area children played games, and participated in quiz competition. The other segment designated as ‘technology town’ comprised of classes covering how to use Google tools, robotics, introduction to virtual and augmented reality. As well, every kid had access to free meals at the section tagged Food Court.
During the fun and game activities, Christopher Peace, emerged overall winner. Her brilliance and wit was exceptional. She went home with a smartphone, school bag, and lots of goodybags from MTN. Peace applauded the network provider for the opportunities to have fun and learn.
Other participants, such as Lolu and Ife Afilaka, pupils of British School, Netherlands, couldn’t hide their excitement. They said, “Although we couldn’t really mix easily with the massive crowd, the whole event has been interesting”.
Oluwasunmilade, also a participant, enjoyed coupling some elephant robotics. She enthused, “I am happy to further develop my background knowledge on robotics and build an active elephant from it”.
Abdulsalam Oluwadami of Splendour International School, Mushin, was thrilled, especially with the music talent exhibition at the event. Jeffrey Chubuike Ebogu, a pupil of Moye International School, Ikorodu, also felt the impact of the fun and tech-focused activities.
Mr. Oluwole Rawa, the General Manager, Consumer Marketing, MTN said “MTN is passionate about developing Nigerian children from the very young ages to help facilitate a brighter future for the nation”.
He added that, the telecom network service provider will be exploring more ways to create platforms for children to showcase their talents and develop their technical capabilities.
Access Bank, a partner for this year’s edition were not left out in the thrills. Their representatives were on-ground to encourage the children to cultivate the habit of savings and investment, early in life.
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