Joseph Mahiya is a final year student at Hellenic International Academy in Harare, Zimbabwe. He is 18 years old and won the country award for the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards Competition in the essay category. Joseph is currently studying Maths ,Physics, Chemistry, Further Maths, and would like to pursue a career in software engineering.
Attributes of his success for winning in the Essay category.
Joseph wrote the essay primarily to fulfil his dream to motivate young people, and to also help tackle societal challenges through the use of satellites.
Hannah Kasule, 17 currently in form 6 with Gayaza High School and the national winner for the poster category for DStv Eutelsat Star Awards competition for Uganda. Gayaza High School in Uganda is a traditional and yet reputable school that is renowned for producing exceptional students and citizens in the future.
Hannah is a science student majoring in Physics, Mathematics, and Chemistry/Computer.
Attributes of her success for Winning in the poster category
Hannah was guided by her Art Teacher- Mr. Atuhaire who accorded her a great deal of aid especially regarding the picture quality and concept for her winning poster.
Hannah further attributed her success to her passion for art which drove her to finally get her the product that put her through to be the best poster in the country.
João Nuno Freire Melo is 14 year old, was born in Macau, China and moved to Angola when he was 8 years old. João attends the French School which is based in Luanda and is currently at a secondary education level.
João has always liked physics and astronomy but is very keen on technology and computing. In the future he would like to work in the area of mechanical and electrical engineering.
Lesley Chakurira completed upper 6 at Lomagundi College in 2014, where she was both school Head Girl and Head Of House. She is 18 years old and won the country award for the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards Competition in the poster category. She is currently doing a gap year leadership course in South Africa and would like to study architecture.
Attributes of his success in the Poster category.
Lesley has always enjoyed art and loves to express herself with bright colours. Although she found the topic to be a challenge, she saw the competition as an opportunity to showcase the beauty and the richness of Zimbabwe in terms of culture, environment and the people.