Microsoft (ADC) has announced GOL Season 4

GOL Season 4

Microsoft Africa Development Centre launches Game of Learners (GOL season 4) competition for university students across Africa. The new season will offer African university students an opportunity to develop their technical and coding abilities while solving real-world challenges. This year’s competition focuses on developing technology solutions to address health challenges and improve healthcare service provision.

The GOL Season 4 runs for five weeks, during which teams comprising four learners, two men and two women, work to develop innovative solutions while receiving technical training from Microsoft professionals. The competition also features 32 coaches and more than 20 advisors who will guide the students through the process of learning new technologies and building their solutions. Volunteers from Microsoft and partners, including Population Services International (PSI) and AMREF Health Africa, will serve as coaches, mentors, judges, speakers, and trainers.

At the end of the GOL Season 4, the winning team will be eligible for awards, including collaboration with GOL Season 4 partners to advance their solution and entry into the Microsoft Imagine Cup, where they will present their innovation on a global stage.

The GOL Season 4 competition aims to increase the talent pool of individuals working in Digital Health across Africa. The program provides an opportunity for students to create solutions that make healthcare more accessible to all. The competition is open to students of accredited universities and colleges in sub-Saharan Africa, who will be vetted as per the requirements after submitting an online application.

Designed like a sports league, each five-week season of Game of Learners is followed by a month-long season of GOL Clinic and GOL exhibitions to provide individuals with deeper hands-on technical experience and specialized training from Microsoft and GOL partners. GOL initiative aims to promote diversity and inclusion within the tech industry and develop Africa into a global innovation hub.

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