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Sisterspeak237 Digital Literacy Contest: Spoken Word Artist Taleabong Boris emerges pioneer winner

Taleabong Boris Alemnge

Taleabong Boris Alemnge popularly known as Penboy has emerged winner of the first-ever Sisterspeak237 Digital Literacy Contest.

The art contest which was launched on January 24, 2022, was aimed at highlighting how social media is being used to transmit fake news and its negative impact on people.

According to a release from Sisterspeak237 dated 8th February 2022, many entries were recorded and were judged based on 50% social media engagements and 50% analysis from two judges. Four out of the many entries made it to the final stage of the competition.
However, Penboy who is a Poet, spoken word artist, and artivist, virtual spoken communication co-written by Che Joy and directed by Alemnsuh Junior emerged victorious with a 90% score.

Click on the link below to watch the winning entry:

While congratulating the winner of the Digital Literacy Contest first edition, the Project Lead, Wanchia Cynthia elucidated that if not for limitations, the four final entries would have been declared winners.

"Congratulations to the winner. If we had our way, the four entries would have had all been declared winners but the contest limits us to one. However we are happy the participants from their entries showed proof of understanding the subject matter", Wanchia Cynthia said.

Wanchia Cynthia, Project Lead Sisterspeak237

Reacting to the news on social media, the prize-winner whose spoken word highlighted the impact of social media misinformation on the lives of people, appreciated each and everyone who participated in his journey to emerging victorious.

"It's been an honor for me participating in this didactic competition and I'm elated to have emerged winner of this first edition. It means a lot to me as an activist and this win is a great boost to my morale and efforts. I appreciate everyone who contributed in one way or the other for the production of this content not forgetting my online family and judges who saw my video deserving enough", he said.

This phase of the project had as an intention to ascertain if the concepts taught during the workshop were understood and to get participants to engage in a competition using different art forms to educate their peers.

The Digital Literacy Contest is part of Sisterspeak237's Digital Literacy Project that is under implementation with support from the US Embassy in Cameroon.

It should be noted that the second edition of the Digital Literacy Contest will be launched this February in the coming week on all Sisterspeak237 Social Media Platforms.

By Pechuqui Laurata

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