Three University of Ghana undergraduate students who were selected to participate in the 10th Annual Hult Prize Regional Final Competition in Boston, United States of America has placed second.
Their participation in the Final Competition in the United States followed a successful outcome of the University of Ghana Campus Edition competition during which they beat twenty-six teams.
The team comprises Mr. Gilles Ametepe, Mr. Kingsley Adu-Okyere and Mr. Ewura Adams Karim, known as the “Green Growth”.
The theme for this year’s edition is “For Us, By Us” – Solving Youth Unemployment. It is targeted at creating a business venture which can provide 10,000 young people with jobs over the next decade.
The Hult Prize competition is the World’s largest student movement for social good, started by Ahmed Ashkar and Bertil Hultz in 2009 in partnership with the Hult Prize Business School and the United Nations.
It is an annual, year-long competition that welcomes college and university students from all over the World to compete for USD 1 million in seed capital to help the winning team launch a social enterprise.
Students are challenged to solve a pressing social issue around topics such as food security, water access, energy, and education.
Story by: universnewsroom.com