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News   Hazviperi Mbizi   November 19, 2020
PIC: Dzekedzeke- The Campus Director
A University of Malawi, The Polytechnic student Vanessa Dzekedzeke, has been appointed as the Campus Director of The Hult Prize Foundation which aims at transforming how young people envision their own possibilities as leaders of change in the world around them.

The Hult Prize foundation in collaboration with the United Nations has been working with college students around the globe whereby they are encouraged to pitch innovative ideas regarding social and entrepreneurial solutions in the Hult Prize Start Up Competition.

Dzekedzeke explained that as a Polytechnic Campus Director, her role is to organize the platform where by student teams or individuals are going to pitch their viable ideas to a panel of judges where one team will proceed to the regional level.

“This competition is open to students from the University of Malawi, even to those that have just finished but are yet to graduate as long as their graduation is not before the 12th of December which is our event date,” she said.

The top prize money for the winning innovative idea is $1Million.

To apply; visit. 

According to the Dean of the Faculty of Education and Media Studies, Dr Mary Kamwaza and the lecturer in the food Laboratory Ulemu Chimimba, the participants  will be working with the members of staff at the Polytechnic Incubation Center, Polytechnic Innovation hub and the food laboratory to broaden their outreach and hold trainings. 

In addition, there is also the Hult foundation Polytechnic team of students which is working tirelessly in  planning and executing this event, these are; Victor Mjimapemba, David Muleme, Stephanie Mdhluli and Kisha German.

The deadline for receiving application for the competition is on December 8th, 2020.


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