Ugandan innovator, Hindu Nabulumba, has been selected as a finalist in the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation. She now in the last four finalists for the prestigious £25,000 ( About Ugx. 105m )Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation
The 25 year old innovation- the Yaaka Digital Learning Network, aims to bring education to those who can’t physically access learning institutions. Developed by Africa Prize finalist Hindu Nabulumba and her team, Yaaka is designed like an interactive social network, where teachers and students can share academic knowledge and materials.
Students and teachers ranging from pre-primary school to university level share materials in the form of text, audio, audio-visual or video content. Online classes are held for those with internet-connected devices.
The four finalists were selected from a pool of 16 shortlisted candidates from across sub-Saharan Africa, who all received six months of training and mentorship.
The winner will be announced on May 23 2017 in Nairobi after pitching live to the judging panel and assembled audience. The winner receives £25,000, and £10,000 is awarded to each of the runners up.