Tigo extends applications deadline for ‘digital change-makers’ competition


Telecom operator, Tigo Ghana in partnership with Reach for Change has announced a one week extension for its ‘Digital Change-makers’ competition.

Originally closing on December 1, 2014, Ghanaians can continue to submit their applications until December 8, 2014. 

Digital Change-makers is aimed at encouraging social entrepreneurs to use technology to solve some of Ghana’s most pressing needs. For the prize money of GHS 60,000 ($20,000), two winners will be selected and also given expert guidance to implement their projects.

According to Tigo, public response has been encouraging and extending the deadline has become necessary as several people are still going through the various stages of the application at www.tigo.com.gh/digitalchangemakers. 

Digital Change-makers is the first of its kind this year as previous years have focused mainly on social entrepreneurs. Past winners include the award-winning Regina Agyare of Tech Needs Girls; Hayford Siaw of Street Library Ghana, Marian Ewurama Wiredu and Erasmus Ackon of IT4Teens, James Kofi Annan of Challenging Heights and Peter Kwarteng of Neonatal Network Support System (NNSS) just to mention a few.

Both Tigo and Reach for Change, a non-governmental organisation hopes to receive quality applications that will demonstrate how mobile broadband, digital and/or information technology can improve the quality of lives of children and society.

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