Tata Consultancy Services’ Problem-Solving Competition Empowers Students to Create Innovative Digital Solutions to Help Overcome the Most Urgent Sustainability Challenges
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) (BSE: 532540, NSE: TCS) has launched the TCS Sustainathon in South Africa, a problem-solving competition that empowers and inspires the youth to develop and execute innovative ideas to address real-world issues, using the power of technology.
The theme for the South African edition of TCS Sustainathon is Zero Hunger, focusing on finding ways to ensure adequate nutrition and food security for children and all South Africans living in underprivileged communities. The ideas can be linked to changes in policy, design, or broader society.
To build on their ideas, participants will have the opportunity to work with the Sustainathon’s challenge partners Pick n Pay, Unilever and BankservAfrica, and strategic partners like the Department of Education Western Cape, the Sustainability Institute, and UN Global Compact South Africa.
Registrations for TCS Sustainathon South Africa are now open to students between 15 – 17 years of age in the Western Cape. On registration, participants will be able to attend a programme of briefing webinars, before the final concept submission and the TCS Sustainathon grand finale at the Sustainability Institute (University of Stellenbosch) in the Western Cape. The 10 finalists will be announced on November 8.
The winning team will receive a cash prize of 30,000 ZAR, while second place will win 20,000 ZAR, and third place 10,000 ZAR. All other seven finalist teams will receive 5,000 ZAR.
Langa Dube, Country Manager, TCS South Africa, said, “We are pleased to launch TCS Sustainathon South Africa. The challenge will give our young people an opportunity to creatively harness technology and conceive innovative solutions to address societal problems such as hunger, and shape a better future for everyone.”
TCS Sustainathon has previously taken place in the UK, Europe, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, and India. For details and to register for TCS Sustainathon SA, visit: https://www.sustainathon.tcsapps.com/events/ongoing/SA2022