EARTH students win Resolution Social Venture Challenge

Filed Under: EARTH News
Date: October 11th, 2018

Winners of Resolution Social Venture Challenge

Two teams of EARTH University students were named winners of the Resolution Social Venture Challenge.

The annual multi-step competition – sponsored by The Resolution Project and Mastercard Foundation – encourages students to design social- and environmental-impact projects. In total, 33 projects from around the globe were recognized in the final round.

EARTH’s entries

One Urban Garden

Focused on developing a food security plan, One Urban Garden was designed by three Mastercard Scholars from Kenya: Laetitia Victoria Mukungu (’18), Shadadi Mutoni (’18) and Jacqueline Nyawira Maina (’19).

The project aims to promote local, sustainable farm-to-table production and sale of goods in addition to offering opportunities for entrepreneurial skills development.

Already with a market in Nairobi to position the products, the team plans to implement the project after graduation.

Mission Possible is led by Bleck Tita (’20, Cameroon), Elisabeth Bakoubolo (’20, Togo) and Komlan Batchey (’21, Togo). The team intends to support isolated farmers within their home countries in boosting productivity and implementing innovative resilience techniques – such as drones and post-harvest technologies – to combat the effects of climate change on agriculture, including famine.

Mission Posible

One feature of their plan is the creation of a communication platform linking farmers with the agronomy experts and agricultural researchers who can help them overcome challenges they face.

 

 

Other EARTH competitors

Three other teams of EARTH students submitted their ideas to the global competition.

  • Led by Lungowe Mulozi (’18, Zambia), CashewLight seeks to replace kerosene with the liquid from cashew nut shells – an innovative way to create cheap energy from what’s presently a waste product.

CashewLight

  • The 25 Community Information Resource Center, created by Godwell Manda (’20, Malawi) and Jaffalie Twaibu from Arizona State University, aims to enhance the productivity of Malawian youth through electronic learning technology.

The 25 Community Information Resource Center

  • Life Hope Future Association – LiHFA seeks to develop a successful change model in Zimbabwe through education and sustainable agriculture. This project is led by Precious Nemutenzi (’20, Zimbabwe) and Forget Shareka (’21, Zimbabwe).

Life Hope Future Association – LiHFA