It was a moment of Joy and pride as Mixakids an online publishing platform emerged the winner of the Digital Content award at the just concluded ACIA 2016 awards held on Friday at Kampala Serena Hotel and organised by Uganda Communications Commission (UCC); ICT Innovation for National Development.
The ACIA Awards is an annual initiative that fosters innovation through the recognition and reward of outstanding ICT innovations. ACIA provides a platform upon which outstanding ICT innovations can be showcased and propelled to further success.
An elated Mrs. Elizabeth Mushabe the Director Finance and Ms. Kullein Ankunda received the award which also came with a cash prize where several companies and schools took part.
Mixakids is a unique digital publishing platform which is a first of its kind in East Africa. The exciting platform called is for creative writing and publishing where children write books for other children to read and share knowledge and different life experiences.
The project which is an innovation and brainchild of Speeda Mobile Ltd (East Africa) the parent company to SMS ONE and Entertainment Magazine www.chano8.com, seeks to enhance children’s: Literacy (reading & writing) skills, Usage of ICT and other digital resources as well as Entrepreneurship skills through creative writing, financial inclusion & literacy.
The platform which was officially launched in June 2015 also boasts of Mixakids Newspaper a bi-monthly children’s Newspaper which is educative, informative and engagingly entertaining.