#A24BehindTheTech: Isiya Yunge


Isaya Yunge, is the founder and chief executive of Somaapps Technologies which created SomaApp, a mobile app which is revolutionizing how scholarships are offered in Africa. Isaya is from Tanzania, him and his team came up with the SomaApp idea after seeing how many domestic and international scholarships go unclaimed each year because young people are simply unaware of them. Isaya is trained at the Swedish Institute on Sustainable Business models and he currently studies Leading Change at Cambridge University. Yunge uses mobile software to address the needs of African communities. Along his journey, he has collected a number of accolades. In 2006, he was elected to become the chairperson of the Junior Council of the United Republic of Tanzania, spoke at the G8 Summit at the age of 17, won the GSMA Mobile Money Africa Hackathon as best startup in Africa in 2017, won the prestigious Queens Young Leaders Award and won at the Start-up Turkey Award as one of the top three startups in the world.


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