Tigo Rwanda, in partnership with Reach for Change, a non-profit organization, launched the 4th edition of the Tigo Digital Change makers Award. The competition aims at identifying and supporting social entrepreneurs with digital tools and technology to improve communities and future generations.
Two winning ideas will receive a cash prize of up to Rwf 14 Million each and access to a Reach for Change incubator, business training and a global network of other social entrepreneurs. Applications for the competition are now officially open and will be received until the 21st of August, 2015.
Speaking about the launch of the competition this year, Tigo General Manager, Mr. Tongai Maramba said that through the years, the programme had changed the way business was done by working closely with a non-profit organization to impact communities and the lives of children. It had also revolutionized the way issues of development were perceived.
“Last year, our competition began to focus on digital solutions that can improve society. As a digital lifestyle brand, we encourage technology driven ideas that bring sustainable change. It is, therefore, with great honour that we will once again create an opportunity for such ideas to be recognized, supported and transformed to maximize social impact,” he added.
Tigo Rwanda is owned by Millicom, a leading telecommunications and media company uniquely dedicated to emerging markets in Latin America and Africa. It provides mobile, mobile financial, cable and satellite services to over 59 million customers in fourteen countries, primarily under the Tigo brand. Tigo has been operating in Africa since 1993, in Rwanda since 2009, and serves over 27 million African customers.