KIUT MEDICAL STUDENT WINS MAWAZO CHALLENGE
Kalegamye Hinyuye Mlondo, a 4th year Medical Student (Bachelors of Medicine and Surgery – BMS) of Kamapala International University in Tanzania (KIUT), finally wins the Mawazo challenge. Kalegamye’s victory came after series of screening and competition and eventually scaled through to be one of the 10 best winners out of 12 finalists that scaled through from the Boot Camp conducted earlier in September, 2017. Before now, Kalegamye’s project “CALL A DOCTOR” was shortlisted among the top 30 ideas, from the 390 ideas of students from different universities in Tanzania who applied for the Mawazo Challenge from the beginning. He has indeed made the Institution more proud!
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 among the 10 winners who have been awarded 2,500 GBP from the final round of the Challenge.
KIUT community rejoices with Kalegamye, and therefore pray that his project become a reality.
For more information on Kalegamye’s “CALL A DOCTOR” follow the link below:
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To view Kalegamye’s existing project (Health blog), visit: