Enrties received: 1,650
Number of schools participated: 24 including 5 univrsities
Countries participated: Kenya, Zimbabwe, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, Rwanda, and Cameroon
Awards Ceremony 2021 postponed to October 2022
Prizes totalling 300,000 Ksh (£2,500) and paid internships at Nairobi companies are supported by Rivers Foundation, The Linbury Trust, and Andrew Skipper (UK), The Nobelity Project (USA), Mabati Roling Mills and Unilever's Heroes for Change (Kenya). Warm thanks you to our judges.
Prize: 150,000 KSH cash in total
Anidan School, Lamu, Kenya
Caleb British International School Lagos, Nigeria
Children in Freedom School, Nakuru, Kenya
COGRI, Nairobi, Kenya
Darubini Talent Academy, Kiserani, Kenya
G Thamini School, Nairobi, Kenya
High Hope Academy, Kiambu, Kenya
Langa Langa School, Nakuru, Kenya
R Unit Models International School, Kakamega, Kenya
Environmental Activist challenge
Letisha Bahati, 20, Kisumu. Recycle: make jewellery out of glossy magazines, rugs out of old clothes, compost out of banana pills, make cabbage cans using old plastic bottles. Educate: organise local exhibitions displaying things made out of recycled materials.
Winnie Sang, 22, Kapsabet. To prohibit the usage of dangerous chemicals in manure.
The School of the Future challenge
Calvin Nganyi, 24, Nairobi. Free schools and free learning and teaching materials. Schools invite parents to teach (this would also provides jobs).
Brian Tungu, 22, Mombasa. Ideas include: teaching creative thinking; 3-day school week and 2-day practical; active exchange of ideas between students and teachers; and learning through interactive technology.
Ivana Majale, 17, Nairobi. Ideas include: school where learner generate solutions for themselves and implement them; that gives students 80% control over their learning progress; which is technologically advanced; parents will be considered part of the teaching team; school is a place that nurtures innovators, activists and leaders.
Felix Oyugi, 23, Nairobi. The Kenyan education system is making clones of learners. Teacher should not be simply a source of information but should teach students how to find information and apply it in new contexts.
Young Entrepreneur challenge
Paula Nyandat, 19, Nairobi. Make graphene aerogel building blocks, that are an alternative to concrete blocks and more environmentally friendly.
Danielle Wijenje (she is currently doing an internship at Unilever's Heroes for Change as an 'Social Media Consultant', a prize she won as part of the MASK Awards in 2019). Start-up 'Beyond delivery' is an application that connects riders at 5 km radius in a relay style.