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A highlight of the ceremony was the presentation of the students‚Äô final projects. The students used their newly acquired programming, web design and entrepreneurship skills to create websites that offered innovative solutions to relevant local problems. For example, ‚ÄúSoap ya Mtaa‚Äù website created a platform allowing local soap and detergent makers to reach a wider market through the internet. Mr. Obath was so impressed by the caliber of the presentations that he offered to follow up with the IT sector of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance to investigate which of the projects could be turned into real implementations.
After the talk the ladies were divided into groups to come up with applications that can be turned into profitable businesses. They were then supposed to pitch the applications to the other teams. After the pitching session, the teams voted for the best app, the catch was that they could not vote for their own idea. We hope to highlight some of those working apps on this blog in the near future.