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Greek Student Among Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge Winners

nefeli stefopoulouGreek high school student Nefeli Stefopoulou was one of ten winners at the worldwide Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change competition. Her project managed to stand out among thousands of participants from 100 countries. This year’s 10 winners represented Greece, Chile, Ecuador, India, Nepal, Nigeria, the U.S. and Uruguay.
The competition involved high school or college students and graduates from across the world who were invited to contribute their ideas on how they could bring positive change in both their local community as well as the world.
Stefopoulou was distinguished due to her work on Project LINC, whose aim is to solve the contamination and lack of water problem faced in several African schools. Her initiative has helped to donate seven water filters that have already been installed in two Kenyan schools, providing drinking water to at least 500 children.
“The fact that I am one of the Microsoft’s YouthSpark Challenge for Change winners is a dream come true for me,” said the young Greek after the results were announced. “I feel blessed to have the opportunity to help people who have no access to clean water,” she added.
The Challenge for Change competition is part of Microsoft’s global YouthSpark initiative, a way through which the company creates and provides opportunities for education, employment and entrepreneurship to young people from across the globe.

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