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Kenyan Teen Competes In Zuckerberg- Funded Challenge

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Ephy Adhiambo Oreny, a 14-year-old student from the Raila Educational Center is hoping to win herself a scholarship and her school a science laboratory.Competing in the Breakthrough Junior Challenge, an internationally-run competition that seeks to inspire students to

Competing in the Breakthrough Junior Challenge is a Kenyan teen Ephy Adhiambo Oreny who has a great passion for science. The challenge is an internationally-run competition that seeks to inspire students to think creatively in the sciences. The competition’s rigid requirements are structured to encourage participants to explore various scientific themes in a creative, innovative approach. They are then expected to upload their presentation on Youtube. The competition funded by Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin, and Anne Wojcicki, as well as National Geographic, has seen many submission this year, with students from United States of America, Singapore and more sending in their submission ahead of the prizing giving announcement in December 2017.

Ephy’s submission if she wins, could have her walk away with a university scholarship of $250,000 and a scholar laboratory worth $100, 000 which would amount to approximately 10M shillings.The last born of 6 children, the young teen is a recipient of a ROCK Scholarship and hopes to complete high school, to move on to university. To vote for her submission, visit the site here and watch her presentation below.

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