MTN Foundation, first corporate foundation in Cameroon, is pleased to announce the launch of the first edition of Y’ello Digital Talent on 9 December 2022 at the Cameroon Digital Innovation Centre in Yaounde.
This was during a ceremony presided over by the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Minette Libom Li Likeng, in the presence of representatives from the Ministries of Higher Education, Secondary Education, Basic Education, and the CEO of MTN Cameroon, Mitwa Ng’ambi.
Sponsored by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Yello Digital Talent is a computer programming challenge by which MTN Foundation gets public and private universities as well as higher institutions of learning with computer and technology fields based in Cameroon to compete against each other.
For this first edition, the competing institutions must propose distance education solutions. Potential competitors are invited to form mixed teams of 5 people to represent their schools. They must first register for free via https://mtnf-hackathon.mtn.cm, wherein they will also find the terms and conditions of Y’ello Digital Talent.
The first phase of the competition will take place at the regional level after which a national final will be organised with the regional winners. In addition to the instant prizes and allowances that range from 1,000,000 FCFA to 2,500,000 FCFA, there are other benefits such as the participation in a high-level incubation programme for the winning team.
“With this competition, MTN enables the youth not only to express their talent and mastery of Information and Communication Technologies, but especially contribute towards accelerating the digital transformation of the country. We can only encourage this type of initiative which is in line with Government’s policy of developing the digital economy,” said Minette Libom Li Likeng.
“MTN is at the forefront of developing digital solutions for Africa’s progress. And this is achieved through inclusive access to quality education using innovative and environmentally friendly solutions. Y’ello Digital Talent will therefore enable our brilliant students to develop today the solutions of tomorrow; to invent the future. We wish them good luck and we are committed, with our partners to support them in this important mission,” said Mitwa Ngambi, CEO of MTN Cameroon.