MTN Nigeria has announced call for entries for the 2019 mPulse Kiddies Hackathon.
The Hackathon is open to digital savvy children from ages 9 to 14 who are resident in Lagos. With the theme, “Design the Future of Technology,” the initiative aims to promote the grooming of Nigeria’s next generation of innovators and inventors.
Speaking on the announcement, the Chief Transformation Officer, MTN Nigeria, Bayo Adekanmbi said, “At MTN, we see the kids as the future in its true terms.”
“Building the future brick by brick, through technology is a vital process of preparing the young generation for the challenges of tomorrow. The country stands to gain a lot from a generation well equipped to provide the technology innovations required to propel the nation to greatness in the future. That’s why we are commissioning the mPulse Kiddies Hackathon,” he added.
CobraReview gathers that the mPulse Hackathon aims to bridge the skills gap among Nigerian children, via the provision of world-class learning opportunities that will contribute to the growth of the country’s education sector.
Participants will be provided with tools to work with, gain access to the Hackathon’s portal and receive mentoring from some of the leading lights in Nigeria’s technology and startup scene on how to apply tech knowledge to tackling real life problems.
The top 15 projects will be selected and invited to the grand finale on September 6, 2019 at MTN Plaza, Ikoyi, Lagos. The top five winners will then pitch their ideas and the 3 best ideas will be rewarded with prizes as winners.
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