Growing up we knew the only way for your wishes to come true was for your fairy godmother to grant you your wish. But fairy godmothers don’t exist. So you have to work hard to make your own dreams come true. But maybe not. Maybe there are still some fairy godmothers out there trying to make your dreams come true. Like The Lumia #MakeItHappenEA campaign.
The Lumia #MakeItHappenEA campaign encouraged users to share their dreams with Lumia for a chance to make their wishes come true. 3 winners from Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania had their dreams come true. The winners- Richard Edward Mtango from Tanzania, Isaac Kinyera from Uganda and Kenya’s Philip Mwaura won an an all-expense paid trip to the “Mother City” of Cape Town in South Africa.
At the sendoff party Microsoft Mobile Devices East Africa General Manager, Mariam Abdullahi said that Microsoft continued to innovate across the Lumia portfolio. Lumia continued to invest in creating high end capabilities products across multi price points and device form factors. Microsoft #makeithappen campaign provided an opportunity for users to learn and interact with devices in a fun manner.
Kenyan winner Philip Mwaura was the luckiest of the winner as his dream was to travel to South Africa. He is thrilled that he got to live his dream. I made a wild shot to participate in the campaign and am happy that Lumia has turned my dream to reality,” said Mwaura.
The winners travel to Cape Town with a friend each where they will make a tour to the Table Mountains by cable car, Malay Quarter, the Castle of Good Hope and Diamond Works. In addition, they will get to experience the Milnerton Lighthouse, do a Cape point excursion and a wonderful opportunity to utilize their various photography apps the Table Mountain from across Table Bay which is the penultimate favorite for Cape Town visitors.
9 other winners across East Africa also had an opportunity to make their dreams come true. The first Kenya winner – Allan Ojango who has dreamed of being a photographer got a professional camera which will help him start living his dream. Ojago Justine from Uganda won a musical instrument to start off his musical career. James Lizungu from Tanzania wanted to expand his money transfer business and now he has a new site in Mwanza.
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