The Microsoft Africa Development Centre’s (ADC) Game of Learners (GOL) competition’s fourth season is now accepting applications from university students in Kenya and other regions of Africa.
Participants in this year’s competition will be working to create potential technological solutions that can solve various health concerns, such as how to enhance the delivery of healthcare services in their communities or other regions of the world.
The GOL program gives African university students, aspirant software engineers, and solution builders the chance to hone their technical and coding skills while developing answers to the problems the continent and the rest of the globe are currently facing.
Teams led by Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors create the concepts during a 5-week hackathon while receiving technical instruction from Microsoft experts.
The training of 32 coaches and more than 20 advisors who will support the students as they master new technologies and develop their solutions will be beneficial to them.
Volunteers from Microsoft and partners, including PSI and AMREF Health Africa for Season 4, will serve as coaches, mentors, judges, lecturers, and trainers.
Season 4 will feature 16 teams from throughout the continent, each consisting of 4 students, 2 men, and 2 women.
Students from approved universities and institutions in sub-Saharan Africa are eligible to participate in the online competition. After submitting an online application, they will be evaluated in accordance with the rules.
The winning team will be eligible for prizes at the end of the season, including working with GOL Season 4 partners to enhance their idea and admission into the Microsoft Imagine Cup, where they will showcase their invention on a worldwide scale.
Tech Gist Africa