MTN Nigeria has opened registration for the 2019 mPulse Kiddies Hackathon to further its commitment to bridging the skills gap, providing world-class learning opportunities for Nigerian children, and contributing to the growth of the country’s education sector.
With the theme, “Design the Future of Technology,” this initiative aims to promote the grooming of Nigeria’s Next Generation of Innovators and Inventors. The Hackathon is open to digital-savvy children from ages of 9 to 14 who are resident in Lagos.
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 stand s to gain a lot from a generation well equipped to provide the technological innovations required to propel the nation to greatness in the future. That’s why we are commissioning the mPulse Kiddies Hackathon.”
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 pitch their ideas and the three best ideas rewarded with prizes as winners.
To participate, eligible kids can register on the Hackathon portal (bit.ly/mpulsehackathon).