Three Kenyan students have come out on top at the Fifth edition of AVIC International Africa Tech Challenge.
According to local news source KBC, Mr. William Mutuku, Mr. Kennedy Keptoo and Mr. Johnathan Kiplagat were announced as the winners of this year’s contest at an event gala held in Nairobi, Kenya’s main city.
The students are said to come from Masinga Technical College, the Technical University of Kenya and Rift Valley Technical College respectively.
While the three students received cash prizes and scholarships to study in China, the best three teams at the event secured a manufacturing contract to supply spare parts to China worth 100,000 USD.
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This edition of the Africa Tech Challenge brought together teams from five African countries including Kenya, Zambia, Ghana, Gabon, and Côte d’Ivoire.
AVIC International Holding Corporation Vice President of International Affairs, Jin Shaohua expressed delight at the success of another Africa Tech Challenge event. He also pointed out a bright future for the winners at the event gala.
Jin Shaohua said,
“As Avic International, we are proud to note that this new cohort of winners, in Season 5, will join the winners from the past four seasons in working with some of the best master craftsmen and Engineers that the world has to offer and learn just what has made us one of the largest, most reputable and most efficient firms in the world.”
Reviewing Africa Tech Challenge (ATC)
The Africa Tech Challenge (ATC) is a youth empowerment project, that is focused on skills development as well as empowering the youth from various African states with much needed practical skills. The event involves young people from vocational and technical fields.
It is made possible by AVIC International in conjunction with the Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Education and seeks to equip the youth with modern technical skills.
Aside from promoting “Made in Kenya” brands, the event also connects winners with top tech manufacturers and producers around the globe.