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Tech competition aims to improve lives of young people | Updated: 2022-08-03 16:31
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Speakers at the online opening ceremony in Beijing at the AVIC International headquarters. [Photo provided to]

AVIC International Holding Corporation (AVIC International), a global share-holding enterprise affiliated with the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), launched an African youth empowering program with the Ministry of Education of Kenya on July 23 for its seventh season since 2014.

The Africa Tech Challenge (ATC), aimed at providing youngsters with technical skills through training and competition, is taking 236 participants making 59 teams from Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Egypt, Zambia and Zimbabwe this year to train and compete on construction design skills.

Winning individuals of participating teams from the six countries will be awarded following a one-month preliminary training and the competition itself. The top three teams of the final competition will be awarded and the three top final contestants will get opportunities to study in China with full scholarships. Job and internship opportunities will be offered to outstanding participants in the competitions. The final training, competition and awards ceremony will take place in Kenya in November.

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