University of Rwanda, the College of Medicine and Health Sciences has introduced the first-ever pitch contest of its kind dubbed Lady Vivid which will empower campus girls with projects that impacts the community.
All ten contestants will go to boot camp and among them, only four will be awarded on the final day.
According to organizers, the Lady Livid UR contest will be the event formulated to empower bright university girls with community-oriented projects.
“We believe women have the capacity to design projects that cover broader marginalized subjects that could potentially impact the university and surrounding communities.” the press release that The Campus accessed reads.
“University of Rwanda Students’ Union has a vision of striving for a golden future and a mission of advocating for quality education, striving and fighting for students’ general interest fathomed with the need to empower women and improve their competence and engagement in the betterment of the university and the community.” the statement adds.
“We believe this competition will make a great impact where girls will be pushed to think out of the box the innovative ways to solve their own problems in the university and community around.”
The contest will also incorporate women living with disability as a target to bring the best out of the marginalized and allow them to contribute to society.
According to Umuhoza Isimbi Fanique, the first fourth runner up Miss Rwanda 2017, the winner will walk away with Rwf2million in this contest
“A winner will walk away with Rwf2million cash prize but also all 10 contestants will also part away with prize money on the amounts that the committee is still agreeing on,” she says.
Schedule of the contest
It is arranged that by next week 11, February, the selection of top 10 girls with best projects will begin with the help of the professional judges from the universities stakeholders, which after the selected contestants will be trained in a one-day training on how to pitch their projects.
According to organizers, finals are expected to take place at UR-Remera campus premises alongside other planned activities expected that day including sharing a documentary elaborating girls’ achievement at the university in aspects of girl empowerment.
The applicant will have to be a gender female with at least 18 years old but not above 35 as of February this year, a student of the University of Rwanda enrolled in the College of Medicine and Health Sciences with a visionary and innovative project that aligns with the project criteria with potentialities of impacting the university and community at large, however, the contestants with a disability will be assisted in communication.