DiGi has finally announced the two winners of the Telenor Youth Summit 2013 competition who will represent Malaysia at the Telenor Youth Summit 2013 – Farah Fathiah Fauzi and Wong Gwen Yi. Both these youths will be traveling to the first Telenor Youth Summit in Oslo from 9th to 11th December 2013 and also be given the opportunity to attend the Nobel Peace Prize event to meet inspirational international leaders and opinion makers.
DiGi received over 180 entries and these two winners were picked from 10 shortlisted entries.
“We received a number of strong ideas on a variety of issues, but what further impressed us about the winning ideas was the relevance they had to communities everywhere, and that Farah and Gwen Yi are on the verge of bringing their ideas to life. We congratulate them both, and look forward to them bringing not only their ideas, but also their dynamic energy and innovative thinking to the Summit.” – Joachim Rajaram, DiGi’s Head of Communications & Corporate Responsibility.
Hit the break to find out more about the winning entries.
20-year-old law student Farah submitted an idea for a mobile platform focusing on addressing the discrimination and marginalisation of women. “Women often internalise their struggles and often do not know who to turn to for support and guidance. My idea is to create a safe avenue for these women of all ages and walks of life to connect, share their experiences, and obtain guidance and support from experts and from each other. I believe the empowerment of women in the home and in the workplace is a highly relevant issue in many parts of the world, and mobile internet can be a powerful tool in making a difference,” Farah shared.
Gwen Yi, 19, a pre-University student, proposed an app to enable the sharing of innovative learning tools and tips among teachers. “Teachers are constantly on the search for new and interesting ways of making learning relevant and engaging, and many turn to the internet for inspiration. I was inspired to create a mobile app that provides educators with a social network to exchange ideas and insights on enriching the learning experience, leveraging the viral power and appeal of social media,” said Gwen.