Kenya Techies Selected For The BBC Digital Pilot Program In Africa
Following a BBC sponsored ‘hackathon’ that took place in Nairobi, early this month. Two Kenyan tech innovation groups, Go Sheng Services and Ongair were selected from a group of 13 teams hailing from across African and U.S.
(Image Credit: BBC.com) Go Sheng Services
The two teams have earned themselves a position for helping BBC reach out to the young African audience using social media networks and other digital platforms. The team will be given financial support to pilot and implement a test prototype program that the BBC intends to run for the next six months.
(Image Credit: BBC.com) Ongair Group
Dmitry Shishkin, BBC World Service Group digital development editor and judging panelist has this to say:
“I am delighted that the first Africa-based BBC Connected Studio event, aimed at driving innovation using local expertise and knowledge, has produced such a high level of creative ideas.”
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