• Question: What you would do with the prize money I noticed that u said that u would visit and give educational talks with schools in Ireland and Kenya.My question is why Kenya?

    Asked by connor to Ned on 11 Mar 2016.
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      Ned Dwyer answered on 11 Mar 2016:

      Hi Connor, I have volunteered in Kenya 3 times with a Cork charity Friends of Londiani. I have visited schools there to help them develop hygiene programmes and helping to install rain water collection tanks. The charity already has a programme linking some Irish and Kenyan schools by skype so they can learn from each other. I propose to assist this programme by helping to purchase a device for a Kenyan school to connect to the internet and then develop some materials about how satellite imagery is being used to help address issues around drought warning food security and natural resource management in places liks Kenya. I would then deliver this as a webinar to Irish and Kenyan schools.