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Open Dreams Scholar, Abongdoh Titus Secures Commonwealth Youth Innovations Award for SDGs

We are elated to share groundbreaking news from the Open Dreams Community: our distinguished scholar, Abongdoh Maluyane Titus, has emerged victorious in the esteemed Commonwealth Secretary General’s Innovation Awards for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This achievement marks a monumental milestone not only for Titus but for Open Dreams as an organization dedicated to nurturing transformative leaders.

Titus received this prestigious award as one of 14 winners selected from thousands of innovations across the 56 Commonwealth member states, after a rigorous assessment done by two independent judging panels from different countries across the Commonwealth.


“It all felt like a dream until I shook the Kenyan President’s hand.”- Abongdoh Maluyane Titus, Commonwealth Innovations SDG Award winner and Open Dreams Scholar.


 The Triumph of e-Mentor

Titus's winning endeavor, e-Mentor, is a visionary solution designed to empower internally displaced students in conflict-ridden regions of Cameroon and West and Central Africa. His startup employs immersive technology to facilitate affordable access to quality education—a critical step towards addressing the educational challenges faced by those in conflict-affected areas.

The magnitude of this recognition was underscored when Titus received the award from the hands of the President of Kenya, H.E Dr. William Ruto, during the prestigious 2023 Kenya Innovation Week – Commonwealth Edition. The ceremony, graced by Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, Secretary General of the Commonwealth, witnessed the convergence of influential dignitaries, including the Minister of Youth Affairs Ababu Namwamba, Dr. Tonny K. Omwansa, CEO of the Kenyan Innovation Agency, and esteemed ambassadors from various African countries.

 

A Trailblazer and Inspiration

Titus's journey with Open Dreams began in 2018, and his evolution into an entrepreneurial leader is an inspiration to scholars and prescholars within the community. Beyond the borders of Cameroon, Titus has represented Open Dreams on numerous international platforms, from the World Youth Forum in Egypt to the Inaugural Yale Model African Union Conference in Rwanda. His role as a One Young World Ambassador further cements his status as a thought leader and global change-maker.

  

Call to Action: Partnering for Impact

The Commonwealth Youth Innovations Award recognizes not only Titus's achievements but also the potential for e-Mentor to drive significant change. As we celebrate this victory, Open Dreams extends a call to potential collaborators: investors (Angel and VC), philanthropists, educationists, and ecosystem mentors. Your partnership will be instrumental in scaling this innovation, to positively impact the lives of at least 1 million students within the region by 2030. Together, we can contribute meaningfully to the realization of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We scaled up our EdTech journey in 2020 when covid-19 disrupted the world, with an Instructional Technology training Program for Secondary School Teachers in Cameroon, sponsored by the US Embassy Yaounde, with Titus being one of the key technovation actors in the project across three regions of the Country, and we keeping the journey going locally and internationally.


Abongdoh Maluyane Titus's success is a testament to the power of transformative education and innovative thinking. It is thus worthwhile supporting e-Mentor on its journey towards creating a lasting impact on the lives of those who need it most. e-Mentor is a concrete reflection of our vision at Open Dreams, which is equalizing access to educational opportunities for community impact.

 

Join us in congratulating Titus on this incredible achievement, and let's collectively propel e-Mentor toward even greater heights!

 

For partnership inquiries and further information, please contact Titus at abongdohtitus5@gmail.com cc'ing info@open-dreams.org


Together, we can make a difference.


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