KIUT MEDICAL STUDENT AMONG THE TOP 12 ON THE MAWAZO CHALLENGE
Our very own, Kalegamye Hinyuye Mlondo, a 4th year Medical Student (Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery – BMS), has done it again on the Mawazo challenge. Out of 30 participants in the recent Boot Camp conducted earlier in September, 2017, Kalegamye’s “CALL A DOCTOR” scaled through and his project was shortlisted among the top 12, for the grand finale on the Mawazo Challenge. He has indeed made the Institution proud!
Kalegamye’s idea was selected over 390 ideas from students at different universities who applied for the Challenge. He is expected among 11 others to report to Mawazo Challenge for the final round of the competition, where their ideas will be developed through mentorship programmes, and the best 10 ideas will be selected for seed funding and coached until their project becomes a reality.
Mawazo Challenge is under Human Development Innovation Fund (HDIF), a UK Aid established project that aims to identify and support innovations that have the potential to create social impact in education, health and, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) across Tanzania. With a focus on market driven solutions, HDIF catalyses the development, testing and scaling of innovative models of service delivery, information and communication technologies for development (ICT4D), and product solutions in health, education and WASH.
The Challenge, which targets passionate individuals with the heart of solving community problems, therefore inspires them to design and support great ideas to solve problems in health, education or water, hygiene and sanitation. In this regard, talented individuals or groups, of all ages and backgrounds have been invited to apply with bold ideas to make a positive impact in the Tanzanian community, and the most promising ideas are rewarded seed funds to launch ventures, and mentorship sustains their ventures with potential to scale the same. As a result, our own Kalegamye’s “CALL A DOCTOR” was shortlisted for the final round of the Challenge.
KIUT community rejoice with him, and therefore pray that he makes it to the top 10, to enable his project to come to fruition.
For more information on Kalegamye’s “CALL A DOCTOR” follow the link below:
Or Mawazo Challenge:
To view Kalegamye’s existing project (Health blog), visit: