The winners- Richard Edward Mtango from Tanzania, Isaac Kinyera from Uganda and Kenya’s Philip Mwaura will enjoy an all-expense paid trip to the “Mother City” of Cape Town in South Africa next week.
Speaking at the sendoff party, Microsoft Mobile Devices East Africa General Manager, Mariam Abdullahi said
[signoff icon=”quote-circled”]“Microsoft continues to accelerate innovation across the breadth and depth of its Lumia portfolio. We have continued to see significant interest in both the consumer and business space due in large part, because Microsoft is delivering a consistently high end capabilities and user experiences across multi price points and device form factors. #MakeItHappen Campaign provided a great opportunity for our users to learn and interact with the available range in a fun manner.[/signoff]
Kenya’s Philip Mwaura, a CPA student and the overall Kenya winner, is perhaps the luckiest of as his dream shared during the campaign was to travel to South Africa. “I am so thrilled that I get to live my dream this early. I made a wild shot to participate in the campaign and am happy that Lumia has turned my dream to reality,” said Mwaura.
The winners travel to Cape Town with a friend each where they will tour the Table Mountains by cable car, Malay Quarter, the Castle of Good Hope and Diamond Works. In addition, they will get to experience the Milnerton Lighthouse, do a Cape point excursion and a wonderful opportunity to utilize their various photography apps the Table Mountain from across Table Bay which is the penultimate favorite for Cape Town visitors.
Other than the winners to South Africa, the campaign also awarded nine winners across Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya. The first Kenya winner – Allan Ojango, whose life-long dream was to become a photographer saw his dream come to life after he was awarded a professional camera to begin his shot at it.
Ojago Justine from Uganda had always wanted to pursue music and after participating in the campaign, won a musical instrument to start him off. Heading to Tanzania, James Lizungu’s dream was to expand his money transfer business with an additional location. It’s for this reason that he decided to try his luck in the #MakeItHappenEA Campaign. James now has a new site in Mwanza.
“We are very impressed with the reception we received across the three markets for these campaign and Microsoft Mobile Devices East Africa team is pleased with the impact the campaign has made in the region”, added Abdullahi.
The #MakeItHappenEA campaign begun in January 2015 and was centered on empowerment through technology with an aim of encouraging Lumia users to share their life-long desires for a chance to turn their dreams into reality.