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COVID 19 community heroes awarded in Old Mutual Sisonke docuseries competition

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UAP Old Mutual will award three community heroes Ksh 1.1 million for their contribution to society during the COVID 19 pandemic. The three will share the prize money from the Sisonke docuseries competition that took place in four countries: Kenya, Malawi, Zimbabwe, and South Africa. 

 

The Kenyan winners are Butterfly Techi who will receive Ksh 765,000 for a project aimed at providing digital literacy for school girls in Samburu and Maralal.  The runners up, who will each receive Ksh 190,000 are 3E’S Experience who focus on energy, environment and empowerment, they support students in Kilifi county by providing books, solar light lanterns with aim of improving their reading & creativity and Red Splash, an app that seeks to link people to blood donors to curb the issue of shortage of blood in the country also caught the eye of the judges. 

 

“UAP Old Mutual’s purpose is to champion mutually positive futures for everyone. We salute all participants, and urge them to keep adding value to communities to make a difference, special thanks to all,

says Abdallah H. Khamis, UAP Old Mutual Group Chief Operations Officer. 

 

Janet Silantoi founder of Butterfly Techis facilitating a digital literacy training for women in Loosuk ward Sambury cunty
Janet Silantoi founder of Butterfly Techis facilitating a digital literacy training for women in Loosuk ward Samburu county. PHOTO/COURTESY

 

The winners were selected from a field of entries in which everyday heroes shared their projects and contributions to their communities via 90 second social media video submissions.

 

Their videos can still be viewed via the Old Mutual YouTube page here: https://bit.ly/3vS4744

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