Oracle Academy participates in Studentpreneur Africa Festival, is recognized with Students Impact Award

March 20, 2024 | 2 minute read
Jane Richardson
Senior Regional Director, Oracle Academy, EMEA
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Oracle Academy participated at the Studentpreneur Africa Festival, which was held at the University of Ghana on 15-16 February, 2024. The festival is a conference aimed at fostering innovation and entrepreneurship among young talent. The 2024 edition was themed ‘Technology, Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Modelling Boundless Opportunities for Future Leaders’.

 

Oracle Academy Program Manager, Sub Saharan Africa, Bekere Amassoma, presented on the benefits of Oracle Academy and spoke particularly about how students can leverage the Oracle Academy Cloud Program and Oracle APEX. Later on, she joined other speakers on a panel session titled ‘Realizing the African Dream through Technology, Sustainability and Innovation: The Role of African Youths.’

 

Sponsored by Oracle Academy, a hackathon was held that brought together aspiring student innovators from across Africa to collaborate, ideate, and develop solutions to real-world challenges. After an intense competition and rigorous evaluation process, the following teams emerged victorious:

 

First Place: Team InnovateAfrica

Project: ‘EduTech Solutions for Rural Communities’

Description: InnovateAfrica developed a comprehensive EduTech platform aimed at providing quality education resources and remote learning opportunities for students in rural communities. Their solution incorporates interactive lessons, virtual classrooms, and teacher support tools to bridge the educational gap in underserved areas.

 

Second Place: Team GreenTech Innovators

Project: ‘Sustainable Waste Management App’

Description: GreenTech Innovators created a mobile application that facilitates efficient waste management and recycling practices within communities. Their app features user-friendly interfaces for waste collection scheduling, recycling center locations, and environmental education resources to promote sustainability and reduce waste pollution.

 

Third Place: Team HealthTech Solutions

Project: ‘Telemedicine Platform for Rural Health Access’

Description: HealthTech Solutions designed a telemedicine platform to address the healthcare needs of rural communities with limited access to medical facilities. Their platform enables remote consultations with healthcare professionals, access to medical records, and medication delivery services, improving healthcare accessibility and outcomes in remote areas.

 

The Studentpreneur Africa team had this to say: “The success of the Studentpreneur Africa Hackathon would not have been possible without the support and sponsorship from Oracle Academy. Oracle Academy’s commitment to nurturing student talent and fostering innovation has played a pivotal role in empowering the next generation of African innovators.”

 

The winning projects exemplify the creativity, ingenuity, and social impact potential of young innovators in Africa. By addressing pressing challenges in education, sustainability, and healthcare, these teams have demonstrated the power of technology and entrepreneurship to drive positive change and transform communities.

 

Also, at the recently concluded Festival held at the ISSER Conference Center, University of Ghana, Oracle Academy emerged as the recipient of the prestigious ‘Students Impact Award’. The ceremony, graced by esteemed dignitaries, recognized Oracle Academy’s significant contributions to empowering students for the future of work by providing FREE world class technology education resources, thereby making a positive impact in the lives of African students.

 

Link to publication: https://springfieldeventsgh.net/2024/03/11/celebrating-innovation-winners-announced-for-studentpreneur-africa-hackathon-sponsored-by-oracle-academy/

 

Jane Richardson

Senior Regional Director, Oracle Academy, EMEA


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