Microsoft is giving Kenyans the chance with #UpgradeYourWorldKE – a global effort to celebrate those who do, those who inspire and those who want to achieve more with technology.
The technology company will be awarding five NGOs with $50,000 each. These NGOs will win by Kenyans sharing their stories and urging others to vote, as many times as possible, by sharing their preferred NGOs’ on Facebook and Twitter.
To do your part, simply vote for your favourite Kenyan non-profit or NGO by tweeting their name using the hashtag #UpgradeYourWorldKE #vote.
The company said
“If you work in the NGO sector, now is the perfect time to use the hashtag to raise your voice and get people to vote for you.”
— igiriwM@ (@Mwirigi) September 1, 2015
Microsoft is investing $10Million in the Upgrade Your World initiative. That includes the #UpgradeYourWorldKe campaign and others worldwide
— Kevin Mbuthia (@KevDaNative) September 1, 2015
The five Kenyan organizations are
Vijana reloaded – @vijanareloaded – It trains youth in social skills, ICT and entrepreneurship. And entrepreneurial is what we are ourselves. They call themselves social entrepreneurs; tackling youth unemployment with a business approach.
Kids Comp Camp – @kidscompcamp – is an ICT driven platform that seeks to empower children in rural and marginalized communities on digital skills.
Akili Dada – @AkiliDada – A leadership incubator empowering the next generation of African women leaders by investing in high-potential adolescent girls from underprivileged families.
Akira Chix – @Akirachix – A not for profit organization that aims to inspire and develop a successful force of women in technology who will change Africa’s future.
Beacon of Hope – @beaconafrica – BOH is a registered Faith based and community non-governmental organization instituted to address the HIV/AIDS pandemic among women in poor communities. This is achieved by setting up programs to assist in the prevention and management of the disease .