A learner from the all-conquering Mbilwi high school says she is highly motivated after winning a prize.
This is on top of the achievement of her principal Cedrick Lidzhade who himself won f the first ever Principal of the Year award in Limpopo.
Grade 11 learner Tenda Singo of Thohoyandou Block G has won the VOOV#100kSchoolsChallenge, which saw her walk away with R100, 000 in cash.
The prize will be split into two with Singo taking home R50 000 and her school getting R50 000. The mini video making platform, VOOV, recently challenged millions of South African pupils from primary school to high school, to show how they live their best life in school.
To win the competition, Singo uploaded a VOOV app and used a 14 seconds school’s traditional dance video which received the most likes and views.
Of her prize, Singo said she will save the money for her tertiary studies.
“I am so excited, I could not believe my eyes when told that I have won the prize and I will use the prize to realize my dream of a law qualification.
My advice to other learners is that they should not take competitions for granted,” said the bright learner. School principal Cedrick Lidzhade was very excited.
“As a school we are very proud of this girl.
She has put our school on the national map and with the money she had won for the school, we will utilise it in some of the activities here at the school
VOOV’s Tramayne Monaghan said the objective of the challenge was to utilise the app’s filters, effects and music to create a video showing their best life in school. “Today, our children are on their mobiles 24/7 and as VOOV we wanted to create a challenge that gave pupils the chance not to just win something for themselves, but also to win something for their school.
We are glad to have provided an opportunity for Tenda to give back to her school, therefore enriching more than one student life in the area,” said Tramayne Monaghan who is also the chief innovation officer at Tencent Africa. The VOOV app is available for download on Android or IOS.