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eLearning Africa Photo Competion Winners announced

Winners of the first eLearning Africa photo competition will be featured in an exhibition at the fifth pan-African conference on Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Development, Education and Training.

In a press release, Kennedy Sinkali, surrounded by a crowd of eager fifth-grade school children, is captured explaining phonics to them in front of a laptop screen. Sinkali is a teacher in a village near Ndola in the Copperbelt province of Zambia and uses the school’s only computer, which has to be shared between four classes and three hundred children.

Natasha Bomba, who took the picture while volunteering at the school, was announced as the winner of the first eLearning Africa photo competition. The prize, a digital camera, will be presented during the eLearning Africa conference from May 26th – 28th in Lusaka, Zambia.

The photo which takes the first runner-up prize was taken in Cameroon by Jenny Sanborn from HITIP, a non-profit, community-based organisation. She photographed Karine, a survivor of polio who lives in Douala. Rather than begging, she sells phone credit to make her living.

Mary Ann Hood from South Africa took the picture which was announced by the jury as second runner-up. It shows six-year-old Thandi from Uganda followed by her friends, taking pictures with a mobile phone camera.

To view the top ten entries and the audience favourite, go to eLearning Africa Photo Competition.

The ten best photos and the audience favourite will be featured in an exhibition at the eLearning Africa conference.

eLearning Africa launched the online photo contest in the run-up to this year’s conference to find out how ICTs have changed lives in Africa. The organisers invited people from Africa to submit images that show how they live, learn and work with ICTs.

eLearning Africa is the key networking event for investors, education experts, as well as providers of education and training on the continent. More information can be found at

The top three photos can be downloaded at:

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