An enriching human experience! Orange Summer Challenge has given the opportunity to 24 students to develop technological solutions and to benefit from the expertise of renown partners in the likes of Google and Ernst & Young during several weeks.
In a setting conducive to their creativity, that is at the Orange Digital Center, these young people were grouped into 4 teams to create innovative solutions under the theme: “Technology for Sustainable Development (Tech4good)” for 3 intensive months. During this exciting adventure, they benefited from tailor-made mentoring by UNDP and Orange Cameroon experts as well as technical and technological support
This year’s Orange Summer Challenge rewarded on Thursday 20 October in the Orange Makepe auditorium, the best projects that stood out for their innovative value and their ability to better impact development and improve the living conditions of the populations.
This ceremony follows the Open Day held a day before on Wednesday 19 October at the Orange Digital Center for the general public to discover these teams and their innovative projects.
At the end of the voting casted during these two days, the teams were awarded as follows:
The 1st prize was an amount of 1,500,000 CFA F awarded to AgriGO, a platform that connects actors in the agricultural sector and connects farmers to their plantations.
The 2nd prize was an amount of 1,050,000 CFA f awarded to Methergy, a solution that enables households to have gas autonomously from their organic waste.
Methergy also won the international prizes of the competition:
The Google “Coup de Coeur” prize worth 2000 euros awarded to 5 teams from all the organising countries.
And the Ernst & Young Tunisia “Coup de Coeur” prize worth $1000.
The 3rd prize was an amount of 900,000 CFA F awarded to ePlant.
They came up with connected mini greenhouses and a video game enabling the initiation and sensitisation of Youths to 4.0 agriculture, while promoting agro-ecological practices.
The 4th prize was awarded to e-Charta with 600,000 CFA francs. They contribute to the protection of the environment by offering a collection and recycling network for waste paper.
Stay tuned to our Orange Digital Center platforms to make sure you don’t miss out on all the programmes we offer to Cameroonian youths in order to develop their potentials and create value and innovation in the job market and for development.