Microsoft’s Game of Learners Season 3 Competition Kicks Off

Game of Learners Season 3

2022 is off to a great start for university students across Africa as Microsoft’s Game of Learners Game of Learners Season 3 competition Kicks Off.

The Game of Learners competition is sponsored by Microsoft’s Africa Development Center (ADC) and aims to improve digital and coding abilities among African university students.

Since its launch, the competition has seen several solutions developed including RemD, a mobile-based medical application that won the first season of the competition and Bloom-Learn,  a digital platform that allows the linking of teachers and students across Africa winning the second season.

The competition

The Game of Learners competition is a 5-week hackathon around a theme, with teams led by Microsoft Learn Student Ambassadors tackling a current issue. The Game of Learners Season 3 objective is to propose a solution that reduces or reverses gas emissions and footprints, based on the important theme of Climate Change & Sustainability.

“Africa is not immune to climate change challenges, and this is one of the issues we’d like to see tackled using Microsoft technology while also upskilling and enabling higher education tech enthusiasts in the region.”  – ADC Managing Director, Jack Ngare.

Participants are well informed on what technologies to use in solving the challenge with every step of the challenge documented until the end of the season. These are then presented as weekly episodes of the Game Of Learners Show and released online. This will give a chance to the general audience to watch technology dissected and how to create a solution from the ground up. Stay tuned for the updates on the same.

Game of Learners Season 3

Game of Learners Season 3 contains a total of 8 teams made up of 5 participants from across East Africa.

To participate, students who respond to the call to participate are vetted as per requirements, and if they succeed, they are allowed to participate. The program’s main objective is to establish a fun, hands-on learning experience for students. It provides a virtual environment where students learn computer science technologies and practice hands-on while they build impactful solutions for their community.

One overall winner (team) will be selected at the end of the season and among the many awards will be collaboration with the Green Belt Movement, to advance the winning solution.

Speaking at the start of the competition, the Green Belt Movement’s Paul Thiong’o welcomed this year theme on climate change noting that it’s in line with the organization’s vision to have a values-driven society of people who consciously work for continued improvement of their livelihoods and a greener, cleaner world.

Through the ADC, Microsoft is enabling digital transformation, bridging gaps in infrastructure, connectivity and capability while creating sustained societal impact on the African continent.

We can’t wait to see the incredible solutions that are going to come out of the Game of Learners Season 3 competition.



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