Shining Hope Wins Dell Social Innovation Competition

We’ve all heard about Shining Hope for Communities, the organization founded by Kennedy Odede ’12 and Jess Posner ’09, which works to alleviate poverty and gender inequality in Kenya’s Kibera slum.

What you probably don’t know is that Shining Hope, represented by Kennedy and Ari Tolman ‘10 have just won the 2010 Dell Social Innovation Competition! Shining Hope won the overall competition and the People’s Choice Award. That means they’ve won the grand prize of $50,000, plus an additional $1,000 for the People’s choice award. The Dell Social Innovation Competition is an international competition with over 800 entries.

Great work! Congratulations!

12 thoughts on “Shining Hope Wins Dell Social Innovation Competition

  1. Marina

    Wow, no words for this. Especially sweet that Jess found out in Russell House, right after the reading series’ end.

  2. Marina

    Wow, no words for this. Especially sweet that Jess found out in Russell House, right after the reading series’ end.

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