Caption: bemobile Cup designer Florence Metta receives her K10, 000 from bemobile chairman Anthony Smare
By STELLA BITA of bemobile
Thirteen-year-old Florence Metta, a Grade Six student at St Francis Primary School in Koki in the nation’s Capital was declared the winner of the ‘bemobile design the cup competition’ by a panel of judges at the bemobile headquarters on Sept 28.
The nine-week competition that ended on Aug 31 attracted hundreds of entries from students from primary, secondary and tertiary institutions.
bemobile, through chairman Anthony Smare, was on the lookout for a design that was more on a local front and would appeal to the public and promote the image of the semi-professional competition.
On Wednesday Oct 7, a bemobile team headed by Mr Smare and chief commercial officer Chris Raps went to the school and surprised students and staff on the school’s greatest achievement.
A jubilant principal was lost for words upon hearing that one of his pupils had just won K35, 000 by entering the ‘design the bemobile Cup competition: K25, 000 for the school to provide and maintain educational resources and facilities and K10, 000 as a trust fund account to go towards Ms Metta’s school fees in the coming years.
Her design is currently with a local manufacturing firm which is in the construction phase of the new bemobile Cup.
Ms Metta’s design will be unveiled at the presentation of the grand final awards on Sunday.
Ms Metta, accompanied by her aunt Solange, will be there to unveil the 2009 bemobile Cup at the Lloyd Robson Oval.
She will be among a number of very senior dignitaries in the bemobile corporate box on Sunday.