There was a sudden burst of excitement as the room erupted in a thunderous applause when Amos Mumbere from Ntare School in Uganda was announced as the overall winner in the essay category at the 7th edition of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards organised by MultiChoice Africa and Eutelsat in Kampala.

Tanzania added to East Africa’s tally when Rasheed Taher from Al-Madrasa-tus-Saifya-tul-Burhaniya school in Tanzania was announced as the overall poster winner.

The winning essay was lauded for its simple yet eloquent writing style as it demonstrated an understanding of the application of satellite technology and the role that Sputnik has played in launching humankind into the 21st century.

Deceptively simple at first glance, to the attentive eye the winning poster reveals a deep understanding of the topic with a level of ingenuity in using mirror imaging to demonstrate the rapid transformation of satellite technology.

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