MISS .AFRICA DIGITAL A.K.A FEMPOWER SEED-FUND WINNERS 2022 ANNOUNCED
December 1, 2022
PORT LOUIS, Mauritius – Nov. 15, 2022: CONGRATULATIONS! to the winners of the prestigious Africa-focused Seed-Fund award for their awesome win
The sky is the point of confinement!
Our contest for the fifth annual Miss.Africa Digital Seed-Fund has come to an end, and the winners have been selected. We want to thank everyone who participated in the just Competition for being seen by the pioneering Miss.Africa Digital, a DCA Digital Academy Pan-African program of DotConnectAfrica (DCA) Trust.
Miss.Africa Digital is delighted to announce the winners who won the 5th annual Seed fund competition.
The 2022 Grand Prize Winner of the Prestigious Miss.Africa Digital Seed-Fund award is BSG and Technologies CPS, South Africa. Technovation Girls of Zimbabwe and Authentic family Organization AFOR, from Rwanda, are both winners in the Second category prize.
You made aim and determination to win the competition, and you finally won.
Miss.Africa Digital wishes you good luck with what’s to come. The Women-In-Tech seed fund award is now in its fifth year and offers grants to support women and girls in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields to launch or expand their own initiatives that will increase their digital opportunities in tech-related training, jobs, and leadership roles.
“Congratulations to all of our winners! Your creativity and hard work are definitely something to be very proud of. We are very happy with the sheer number of participants around Africa that are engaged in creating a better future through entrepreneurial education and sustainable innovation within their communities. To the fifth Seed Fund program winners, we hope this experience helps you stay concerned and motivated to address problems on sustainability and development within your Community.” —Kim Gueho, DCA Trust Corporate Trustee.
“Hearty congratulations to all winners for the acclaim they have brought to our Organization. Miss.Africa Digital Program was launched in 2008 to empower and support digital skill sets for women and girls, and it has come a long way to support the financial inclusion of women and girls across Africa. We award the winners to advance in their excellent work of creating positive change in their communities. It is also a great way for them to learn more about technology, fundraising, and relationships. High five!.” —Sophia Bekele, Founder & Champion of Miss.Africa Digital Program, a.k.a. FemPower.
2022 Seed-Fund AWARD Winners!Congratulations to All!
BSG and Technologies, South Africa, Grand Prize Winner of Five Thousand United States Dollars (5000 USD) category.
“With this financial award support, we can now be able to assist as many women/girls as we can, with a proper and quality working environment that has relevant working resources/kits. It will simply mean that it’s not just BSG and Technologies that won the award but the whole South African women/girl child at large, our victory is their own and their benefit, hence we always say that “alone we are weak and can easily break, but united we stand strong, WOMEN POWER” — Ms Thando Gumede, (Chief Executive Officer, BSG and Technologies, South Africa). Read more
Pamtech Designs and Systems, Zimbabwe (One Thousand United States Dollars (1000 U
“In terms of employment, we will be able to empower more women to earn a respectable living through the work of their hands in technology.” – Ms. Paloma Muzoma, (Pamtech Designs and Systems, Zimbabwe). Read more
The Clicking Generation, Botswana (One Thousand United States Dollars (1000 USD) category)
“The Miss Africa Digital Fund will go a long way in helping us on our mandate to leave no one behind, especially at a crucial time when economies have been hit by COVID-19. We have to date reached over 15 000 kids and teens in Botswana through our programs that include: coding, robotics, technology-mentorship and GirlsInICT clubs.” – Tsaone Gaborone, Co-founder, The Clicking Generation. Read more
The program has now been in 15 African Nations and has impacted over 10,000 women and girls, including the youth under DCA Corporate Boot Camp sponsored by the DCA Academy.
The pioneering Miss.Africa Digital Program is a gender-focused program targeted mainly at female youth audiences in Africa to increase their personal involvement in early technology use and adoption with a view to improving their digital self-awareness and empowerment, and bridging the economic divide through employment and/or entrepreneurship.
It is one of the central pillars of DotConnectAfrica Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program to attract sizable women and girls demographic of Internet users in Africa in complementary gender development initiatives that improve lives through digital inclusion.
Led by the DCA Academy, the Miss.Africa Digital also announced the prestigious annual Seed Fund program in Africa that provides grants to support women and girls in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields to launch or expand their own initiatives that will increase their digital opportunities in IoTs, Mobile Internet, E-Commerce, Digital Marketing, and leadership roles. The Seed Fund program is interested in learning about successful activities currently supporting women and girls in STEM through this effort, and identifying how we might support scalability and their impacts. The program has now been in 15 African nations and has impacted over 10,000 women and girls, including the youth, under DCA Corporate Boot Camp sponsored by the DCA Academy.