Season 5 of the award winning television reality show, “The Challenge” has been launched by British Council Ghana in partnership with Tigo.
“The Challenge” which is in its 5th edition is an educational reality show that seeks to encourage and reward academic excellence, creativity and a passion for continuous professional and leadership development in the youth in Ghana.
The winners will win full scholarship to study in three prestigious universities in the UK; Robert University, University of Salford, and University of Northampton among other prize packages.
In her speech, Diana Sey, Programme Manager at Tullow Project – British Council Ghana said “The Challenge is about aspiration, achievement and fulfillment. This year’s edition seeks to elicit originality, inventiveness and a new approach that is clever, excitingly daunting and fun.”
The Challenge 5 starts as the biggest in the series with unveiling of innovation and entertaining tasks, bigger prizes for both contestants and the viewers at home.
Television viewers will not be left out of the excitement as they get to win various prizes including an all-expense paid trip to South Africa for 2 with spending money, mobile phones, call credits, tablets.
Auditions begin on September 14, 2013 at the British Council, Accra and television airing scheduled to start shortly after. Interested applicants can participate by texting their NAME to shortcode 1751.
The lucky winner of season 5 wins a full board scholarship worth £35,000 and a cash prize of £5,000. The two runners-up takes home a full board scholarships worth £35,000 respectively.
The winner(s) will be adding up to a string of predecessors who have successfully completed their post-graduate degrees in the UK. As others before them, they will return to Ghana to contribute their quota to the socio-economic development of the nation.
Mr. George Quaye who represented Charter House, the producers of the show said even though the show will be aired mainly on GHOne Entertainment Television; they are in talks with other television stations. He said as soon as they are able to agree on something, it will be made public.
Companies supporting “The Challenge” Season 5 include Beige Capital, IPMC, Yougora, PopOut web and powered by Charter House and GHOne Entertainment Television.