Congratulations are in order for the winning teams of the Digicel Foundation’s Girls Power Tech 2021. Of the ten competing teams, three emerged victorious at the end of the Hackathon on day two.
The hackathon, which is a main feature of the GPT event, challenges young women to brainstorm and develop technology-based solutions for social challenges.
The topics this year focussed on renewable energy and energy solutions, education, reviving small businesses and gender-based violence.
Last week, the girls who formed the winning teams paid a courtesy visit to Digicel in C3, San Fernando to receive their well-deserved prizes which ranged from Snapchat spectacles to smart face tracking tripods to selfie ring lights.
Loop TT Content Manager Nneka Parsanlal, centre, congratulates the third place team, SJCSF Tech Defenders, for participating in GPT 2021 and placeping third in the competition. The team designed an app “Renergy Dash’ to address renewable energy and energy solutions. They were presented with 12” Phone Screen Magnifiers.
Additionally, three girls also received MVP tokens for demonstrating leadership and positive team spirit during the competition. The first 30 teams to register all received a mini selfie light as tokens, courtesy of the Digicel Foundation.
Digicel Business general manager Laurence Modeste, Digicel Foundation CEO Penny Gomez and LoopTT content manager Nneka Parsanlal were on hand to interact with the girls and also, to extend congratulations. All COVID-19 protocols were observed.
Ten teams of 50 young women, between the ages of 13 to 18 years, participated in Digicel Foundation’s GPT 2021.
The two-day virtual event was hosted virtually via Caesar’s Army Antillea World via Microsoft’s Altspace and Microsoft teams.
GPT 2021 was hosted by Digicel Foundation and sponsored by Digicel Business, Shell T&T Ltd and LoopTT.
Digicel Foundation CEO Penny Gomez, right, presents one of the girls with MVP tokens for demonstrating leadership and positive team spirit during the competition.