A team of Daystar University students from the School of Business and Economics won the international 2016 Google Online Marketing Challenge in the Middle East & Africa region.
Students Jeff, Moses, Evelyn, Roselinda, and Sharone were led by Mr. Moriasi Maranga, a lectuerer from Daystar. Maranga said, "We are incredibly proud of our outstanding accomplishment. The team was able to build skills that cannot be taught in a classroom. We were dedicated on delivering on the outcome and we emerged successful."
The Google Online Marketing Challenge is an annual competition that allows students to create online advertising campaigns for businesses or nonprofit organizations using Google AdWords. Daystar's team worked with Youth on the Move, a nonprofit organization in Kenya whose mission is to empower young people with epilepsy and ensure their equal participation in the society by creating awareness.
Sharone, who is studying economics, said, "Working closely alongside Youth on the Move allowed us to understand the tremendous impact clients have in saving lives on a global scale. Members of the team are now capable of offering tailor-made Google AdWords solutions to businesses and nonprofit organizations."
The group was awarded a trip to the Google Regional Headquarters in Dublin, Ireland where they received their awards.