Sisterspeak237: Penboy wins pioneer Digital Literacy Contest

Teleabong Boris Alemnge popularly known as Penboy has been declared winner of the pioneer Digital Literacy Contest organised by Sisterspeak237.

Launched on the 24th January 2022, the contest saw many entries but the spoken word poetry of Penboy stole the hearts of the two-man jury.

The 21 year old poet, word artist and artivist won the award alongside team mates like Andang Marilyn, Poetic Razn, Enortarh KellyLois and Sand, Co-writer Che Joy and Director, Alemnsuh Junior.

At the close of the Literacy Contest, the judges Bobo Lenox and Ndamo Damaris were visibly satisfied

l was so impressed with all who sent entries. It wasn’t easy to get the best out of these 4 entries because you were all good and l loved your sense of creativity and the manner in which you all put out your information to sensitization our consciences on the topic which cuts across board.
Again l congratulate the winner and kudos to the 3 others. It is our collective responsibility to make our society a better place. Also to the organizers of this competition, Congratulations for this laudable initiative” BoBo Lenox

“I appreciate the fact that all entries came up with different concepts which showed how creative they all were and the efforts they put in to stand out.I am impressed to see the animation and pencil art concepts, although I had a little issue with some of their deliveries in terms of language (diction) and message as some were not very original.Generally I want to specially applaud all contestants for this great effort they put in to achieve their respective results. It proves seriousness and the fact that they understood the theme Media Literacy” Ndamo Damaris

The Digital Literacy Contest is part of the Digital Literacy project currently under implementation with support from the US Embassy in Cameroon.

The first phase saw the training of 46 youth and influencers in the South West Region of Cameroon.

With a vision to use tech for the promotion of peace and truth, the winner, Penboy plans to continue in this light going forward.

"It's been an honor for me participating in this didatic competition and I'm elated to have emerged winner of this first edition. It means a lot to me as an artivist and this win is a great boost to my morale and efforts.

I appreciate every one who contributed in one way or the other for the production of this content not forgetting my online family and judges who saw my video deserving enough." Penboy told The Observer.

The project lead of Sisterspeak237, Wanchia Cynthia says the project will continue in the month of February

"Congratulations to the winner. If we had our way, the four entries would have had all been declared winners but the contest limits us to one. However we are happy the participants from their entries showed prove of understanding the subject matter. 

The February edition will be launched nextweek on all our social media pages. We look forward to more educative entries.
Kudos to our January entries."

Young people can continue the promotion of peace online using #PepperTheTruth #ThinkB4UClick

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