By Gracious George
Innovate4Africa, in partnership with the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company (PHEDC), as part of its corporate social responsibility, launches an innovative competition for youths in Rivers and Bayelsa States.
The competition tagged “Catch Creativity Challenge” is to encourage youths between the age of 18 and 35 to develop creative solutions that can turn waste and other resources to solve common daily problems in the society.
Powered by Innovative Africa, the competition was formally launched on Friday in Yenagoa with a star prize of N1 million while the first runner up will smile home with N500 thousand, among other benefits.
According to the organizers the Creativity Challenge for youths is targeted at encouraging innovation in youths, present them with unique opportunities to discover and enhance their creative talents.
One of the resource persons at the launch and business consultant, Mrs Cynthia Oye-Isang, commended the PHEDC for the idea and task youths in the two states to seize the opportunity to put their creative thoughts together and change their lives for good.
She said: ” I must commend the organizers for putting together this competition which is designed to harness the ability of our youths to create products that will solve common problems in Bayelsa and indeed the Niger Delta. The competition will make the youths appreciate their environment more.
“Youths in the competition are presented with opportunities to embrace innovation, making it part of their lives while working individually or in a team”.
Interested participants are expected to register for the competition online and submit a description of their ideas (and innovate products where applicable) on www.innovate4Africa.com.
The Submission of entries will be from 13th of February – 3rd of March, 2021.