Four final-year students of Civil Engineering took part in a student’s challenge dubbed the Trail, by Vinci Construction and emerged the winners in East Africa, Anglo Speaking Africa and Africa as a whole.

The Trail Challenge by VINCI Construction tasked its participants to imagine how companies working in the construction sector should make use of new technologies, and how can they develop and adapt to meet society’s needs and improve people’s quality of life.

The four students: Viola Kirenda, Yvonne Nalinnya,Justine Geraldine Nanfuka and Douglas Kabugo pitched an idea they called “Power Step” – a project that would use the mechanical energy from people’s movement in a building to generate electricity that can be used for various purposes including lighting and powering electrical devices.

On Friday 4th May 2018, the students received their tickets and Visas to attend the International Final of THE TRAIL by VINCI Construction which will take place on May 17 and 18 in Paris, France. The tickets were handed over to them by Mr. Deogratius Akol, the Human Resources Manager of Sogea Satom, who congratulated them upon emerging the best project for Africa and the overall winner for Africa.

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The student team video clip can be accessed here