Yaounde, Cameroon (28th October 2016). The Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation is elated to announce to you the winners of this year’s STEM Prize in Cameroon. After appraising the entries, the selection committee is thrilled to announce to you 5 teams made up of 18 candidates as finalists of the competition.
The STEM Prize winners are Charles Wulba; Tuku Ewunsoh Felicitas and Onana Kedem Aseyi Elisabeth Ornella who worked on “The production of extra-virgin avocado oil to reduce the rate of heart disease, source of vitamins and to provide jobs”. They are all sophomore students at the Department of Agriculture of Catholic University Institute in Buea.
The 2nd Prize goes to the Zamengoue team who are Manuella Ato Essimi; Vincent Ottou Mbarga; Rolin Fabrice Noupepong; Frederick Pierre Geordy Mimfolo and Ambroise Onana Onana, students from Lycee de Zamengoue, Cameroon. They worked on the production of locally-made solar powered lamps to meet the electrification and energy needs in many towns and cities in Cameroon.
The 3rd Prize goes to Ndjamen Hilary; Donfack Djougo Dianne Perez; Aminatou Wassou Jennifer Eleanor; Ndoumou Elisabeth Gwen and Donfack Leticia, students from Quality International School, Yaounde for their project on “Waste management for sustainable development”.
The finalist teams are the team from Douala with their project on “Online platform for orphanages in Cameroon”. They are Nwanja Sharon Bikobo Kyria and Chloe Abogo Ottou.
And the team from Yaounde, the Kitio Sisters, with their project “Mobile educational game application for youths in primary and secondary education”. They are Divine Kitio Dongo, Kitio Alachio Charleine and Madjiobou Ange Lore.
The winning team is awarded a cash price of FCFA 1.500.000, 2nd team, FCFA 1.000.000, 3rd team, FCFA 500.000 and the two finalists’ team each has FCFA 250.000. In addition, all 18 candidates are awarded the sum of FCFA 75.000 each. The youngest participant in the person of Kitio Alachio Charleine has an addition cash price of FCFA 75.000 and the most dynamic among participants Frederick Pierre Geordy Mimfolo is equally awarded a cash prize of FCFA 75.000.
The foundation will follow up and support winners for the implementation of their projects.