The DStv Eutelsat Star Awards, an ongoing partnership between Eutelsat and MultiChoice Africa, is aimed to stimulate interest in science and technology and to inspire innovative thinking among secondary and high school students across the continent.
In its fifth year, the Star Awards has inspired creative thinking among students and created awareness on how science and technology can be applied to everyday life as well as the many ways that satellites already impact the development of the African continent by accepting poster and essay submissions on the topic “How Satellites Have Helped Us To Understand And Take Care Of Our Planet.”
On the 14th of January 2016, MultiChoice Ghana awarded four students from four different schools for being the best in Ghana in this year’s DStv Eutelsat Awards.
In the Poster category Patrick Twumasi Yeboah from Prempeh College took the first place whilst Manuela Yeboah a student of Crown Prince Academy, took the second place. For the essay category, Ayawen Asuinura of the Presby Boys Secondary (Legon) won 1st place while Rohith Ravi, a student of the Delhi Public School International, is the runner up in 2nd place. The students were presented with fully installed decoders and subscription for their participation.
The winners were selected after a thorough adjudication process made up of a panel of judges with engineering, artistic and communications backgrounds. They were Mr. Henry Kanor, The Director of Engineering at the National Communications Authority, Ms. Anne Sackey, the Public Relations & Marketing Manager at Multichoice Ghana, Mr. Francis Doku, Group CEO of Rave media, journalist and media consultant and Mr. Nana Anoff, talented artist and owner of Nanoff Gallery.
The two winning entries from each category have been submitted for the continental level adjudication to compete with all the winners from other African countries. The overall winner in the essay category will be invited to see a live rocket launch and to visit the Eutelsat’s headquarters in France while the overall winner in the poster category will visit Eutelsat’s headquarters and a satellite construction site. Merit award winners will also win a trip to Johannesburg to see DStv’s technical facilities and television studios at the MultiChoice Africa offices.
At the handing over, Nii Amah Dagadu, Regional Marketing Manager Western and Central Africa for MultiChoice Holdings who stood in for Mr. Cecil Sunkwa Mills, the General for MultiChoice Ghana, stated how proud he was that over 100 students in Ghana took the time and effort to participate in the essay and poster competition. He also congratulated the teachers, who supported their student, for their hard work and patience with the students and cautioned them to cautiously take the students through the rules of the competition in the coming year as several have been disqualified for not meeting the rules and for obviously copying previous winners’ works.
Multichoice also supports other deserving CSI projects and for five (5) years, MultiChoice Ghana has supported the Community Bee level of the Spelling Bee Competition, which is organized by the Young Educators Foundation, a local NGO dedicated to improving education in Ghana.
MultiChoice Ghana has also invested in 90 Ghanaian High Schools as part of the company’s Corporate Social Investment (CSI) Initiative by donating DStv hardware and TV sets to senior high schools. The installations are part of a broad MultiChoice community development strategy to leverage company assets and expertise toward development and growth of communities in which the company operates. MultiChoice provides the schools with the equipment as well as access to the DStv Education Bouquet, the Bouquet combines the sound and imagery of television to support teaching and learning.
Win a trip to the Cartoon Network Water Park in Thailand – Closing date: 31 January 201
Enjoy the summer holidays with new, exclusive content on Hoolee (197) and stand a chance to win an unforgettable family experience.
By enjoying the exciting content brought to you by Cartoon Network & Warner Bros. Studios you also get to see where the magic happens when you win a trip to the Cartoon Network Water Park in Thailand.
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- Keep enjoying, upgrade to, or reconnect to DStv Premium, DStv Compact or DStv Compact Plus until 31 January 2016.
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- A four day holiday for two adults and two kids (under the age of 14) at the Cartoon Network Amazone Waterpark.
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How To Get Away With Murder Mon 18 Jan 2016, 7:30PM | Vuzu Amp (114)
Annalise Keating, law professor and criminal defense attorney at Middleton University, selects five students to intern at her firm: Wes Gibbins, Connor Walsh, Michaela Pratt, Asher Millstone, and Laurel Castillo—along with Annalise’s employees Frank Delfino and Bonnie Winterbottom, an associate lawyer.
K.C. Undercover Mon 18 Jan 2016, 2:25PM | Disney XD (304)
Double Crossed Part 1″. KC is paired with another young spy, Brett who unknown to her is arch nemesis Zane’s son to pose as boyfriend and girlfriend and take down a pirate movie ring.
Supernoobs Mon 18 Jan 2016, 3:20PM | Cartoon Network (301)
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Searching for Maria Mon 18 Jan 2016, 5:00PM | EVA (141)
A story about a women, a victim of abuse and revenge from her husband, finds herself traumatized as he throws their son into the sea. Even though shocked and trying to escape her troubles, her son is saved from drowning and begins his heroic quest for his mother.
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Hitman Agent 47
Genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, he’s the culmination of decades of research, endowed with unprecedented strength, speed, stamina and intelligence. Known only as Agent 47 (Rupert Friend), his latest target is a corporation that plans to unlock the secret of his past to create an army of killers even more powerful than him. With help from a young woman, the elite assassin confronts revelations about his own origins in an epic battle with his deadliest foe.
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