Featuring the Most Exemplary Submissions from Level 3

At the end of each Level of #AGEC19_KE, the Team reviews some of the highest scoring challenge submissions for each challenge and hand-picks a stand-out submission to feature. Here are the featured submissions from Level 3.

A summary of our Best Submissions from learners who competed in Level 3.


Winner: Joy Ann Gachoka – Graceland Girls Senior School- Nyahururu

Habit Theory

“At school, you are playing out habits each and every day. These have a massive impact on your personal and academic life. These habits either promote your personal and academic well being or damage them. “

In a short paragraph, mention three habits that negatively affect your mental and academic well being. In your response highlight how you’d like to improve w.r.t. these habits i.e what should you continue, stop or start?

1. Time wastage is one of my worst bad habits so far. This is due to chatting and hanging out with my friends instead of working. I am also addicted to socializing and making friends often. This has made me that I am wasting a lot of time and energy which I would be using on my academics. I have thought using less time with friends and put more effort into my academic work. 2. Spending money on non-useful things is another habit I have. In some cases, I might buy a novel instead of buying a book which could assist me in my school work. I have then decided that I will try to use my money on useful school workbooks and forego the non-useful ones. 3. Rushing during the last minute is also one of my bad habits. I might have planned on my schedule and everything during the preparation but I will end up rushing during the last minute. I think is brought by overindulging on some of my scheduled work. I am going to try and stop overindulging on some of my work and work with the available conclusions.


Winner: Holyfield Juma – Acacia Crest Senior School

Web Analytics

Find a business that has its own website and uses Google Analytics, or a similar program, to track what their users are doing on the site. The businesses could be in school or outside school and you should be able to sit down with the owner, or with someone on their marketing team.

Describe briefly what the businesses does.

Google Scholar: This is a website designed by Google for students, learners and researchers. The website provides relevant answers on various articles sought after. Learners from various backgrounds use this website to make their researches as it provides various sources cited in the website.

Paste the URL for the company website into the box below. 


Set up a meeting with the CEO or a member of their marketing team. 

In a short paragraph, describe the 3 most important metrics they track on their website. Describe how this data helps them improve their website or make better business decisions. 

I was able to set up a meet with the regional head based in Nairobi with the help of my teacher. 1. They keep track of the number of researchers who visit their website on a daily basis 2. They analyse the most visited topics of research 3. They get to track the level of education of the learners. This data helps Google Scholar be able to know the kind of material they should upload to their website and at the same time the type of scholars visiting their site.

CHALLENGE 23 – Smart Experiments

Winner: Martha Waitherero – Graceland Girls Senior School- Nyahururu

The Elevator Pitch

Describe in 1 short paragraph what problem your business is solving, for who, and how.

My business idea is the use of USSD codes in schools. This solves the problems for the school management and teachers who have to go through lots of paperwork to record and retrieve information and reports. It solves the problem by saving on the cost of printing and filing of documents. It is accessible anytime and anyplace and also saves on manpower. It is convenient as it is efficient, portable, cheap and easy to use.

Experiment Design

Now design some smart experiments through which to test the Listing and Prioritizing assumptions you previously noted, in the cheapest and quickest way possible. Describe your experiment for the most critical assumption – the one at the very top of your ranked list of assumptions.

Remember that a good experiment uses data to support any learning that was gained.

EXPERIMENT. By using analytics; Determining the approximate number of schools in Kenya. Finding out the number of schools that have applied the USSD method. Identifying the number of parents that use USSD codes to access the students information. Giving the percentage of people using USSD codes.

Running The Experiment

Finally, run the experiment. Describe the process you followed and the results you achieved. Emphasize what you learned from the experiment + how you know that you can trust each “learning”.

* Note that if the experiments don’t go as well as you’d hoped, this is not entirely a bad thing. It means you’ve learned a valuable lesson. Better to learn that lesson now rather than 6 months down the line after pouring tons of time and energy into something that was always doomed to fail!

** Remember that no one gets things right first time around – it’s important to be constantly tweaking (“Iterating”) and course-correcting based on feedback from users.

I approximated the number of schools in Kenya as 4000 with the approximate number of parents 1000 in each school. The number of schools that had applied the use of USSD codes was approximately 1000. The number of parents in each school that used USSD was 500. To find the percentage of parents using USSD codes, I multiplied the number of parents by the number of schools which have applied USSD codes, over the number of schools in Kenya multiplied by the number of parents in each school, multiplied by 100. I got my percentage as 12.5% I learnt that a newly introduced business cannot just grow at once but instead, it has to go step by step for it to grow. I trust this earning because most customers are always cautious about a new product/service. Once they are assured that the product/service is good, they come to depend on it thus, causing an increase in the market.


Winner: Martha Waitherero – Graceland Girls Senior School- Nyahururu

Describe in 1 short paragraph what problem your business is solving, for who, and how.

My business idea is the use of USSD codes in schools. This solves the problem for the school management and teachers who have to go through lots and lots of paperwork to record and retrieve information and reports. It solves the problems by saving on the cost of printing and filing of documents. It is accessible anytime and anyplace and also saves on manpower. It is convenient as it is efficient,portable, cheap and easy to use.

Defining Your MVP
According to Bill Aulet, the Minimum Viable Business Product (MVBP) is the first or quickest product that you can get to market and be able to charge for. The idea is to get such a product out into the world as quickly and cheaply as possible so that you can start learning from real customers about what they want and how they think.

He reckons there are 3 conditions that such a product should meet:

(1) It adds value to the customer.

(2) The customer pays for it.

(3) It is developed enough to start getting useful feedback from the customer on what they want.

Your Challenge
Describe your MVBP.

My MVBP is student school fees status. Customers can get to check the status of school fees information and pay school fees using USSD codes. It is easy and cheap as it does not require bank scripts since the money is deposited directly to the schools account. The tariffs are charged according to the amount of money being paid. It is advanced as it provides a wide set of options where the customers can choose the service they want to be offered for example; the provision of the school’s fee structure or school fees balances. I can also advance it such that the customers can prefer their mode of settings, for example, the customers will not have to call us in order to clear their setups or make adjustments to their servers.


Winner: Yasha Zorro – Apostolic Carmel Girls Secondary School

The Challenge + Response (Summary)

In a few short paragraphs, write how any one of these problems could be solved by using Artificial Intelligence.

The problem that AI can solve in the health sector is the issue to do with Human Resource. In the sector, the workers have an issue with handling their strikes and have an issue with the payment by the government. Since: 

1) AI is the ability of a machine to emulate human behaviours, they can, therefore, take the place of the human beings working in the sector as they can be encrypted with information about medicine and can do the exact same thing doctors do and even much more faster than them. Let us not forget they rarely make mistakes, thus making their services more effective and efficient than that of human beings and thereby making them more promising than the employees. 

2) Machines are not human beings and work on instructions, thus will not get tired if programmed to, meaning all you need is a click of a button and all research on the latest medicine can be effectively transferred, thus making their services always available whether they are getting paid or not… which leads me to the point…

3) They don’t require any payment thus save on government funds and reduce debt rates of various hospitals. That means they’ll make money but require nothing but charge to run or access to the internet and a computer literate person. Therefore they are cost effective. 

4) They are fast, thus reducing the number of people that are needed to do certain surgeries. This means they work faster than human beings, thus reduce congestion in hospitals and ultimately many beds are left for those who need it. 


Winner: Roxane Okeke – Apostolic Carmel Girls Secondary School

The Challenge + Response (Summary)

Do some research into how this happened and describe your findings in your own words.

What have been the 2 main “drivers” of this dramatic improvement in healthcare outcomes? Be sure also to provide URL links to your 2 main reference sources.

According to https://study.com/academy/lesson/healthcare-quality-systems-drivers-examples.html the drivers in dramatic improvement in healthcare include quality healthcare systems, quality drivers, government agencies, Medicaid and Medicare and state regulations. All the following listed above have been highly improved within the health care facilities offering great improvement in the healthcare sector leading to the increase in chances of survival of the sick patients. According to https://www.quartzclinical.com/14-factors-driving-quality-improvement-in-healthcare/  the dramatic improvement in healthcare is bought about by the following patient illness type, patient cooperation, patient education on health facilities, positive patient beliefs towards health care facilities, provider’s access to information and improved resources and facilities. The following listed above have greatly improved which has brought about improvement in the health care facilities saving the lives of many people within the country

Which one of the above listed “drivers” of improvement is most relevant for the next 1-5 years of improving the Kenyan Healthcare sector? Why do you say so?

Improved resources and facilities and this is because as the years continue to go by the internet is continuing to develop and this will enable people to be able to acquire basic access to the resources and facilities necessary to carry out healthcare. Many people will, therefore, be able to receive the information they need to know on the various health care facilities within the country whether in the rural or urban areas. I say so because lack of improved resources and facilities has really been an issue within the country that the government has really been trying to solve. It is possible that in the next 1-5 years they will have been able to slowly improve the resources and facilities thanks to research and building up on the various ideas of the people in the country. This will enable the health facilities in the years to come to be more useful and helpful to the citizens of the country and hence increase the chances of survival among those who are ill. This will also lower the rate of deaths within the country which has also been a problem over the years in our country Kenya.


Winner: Roxane Okeke – Apostolic Carmel Girls Secondary School

The Challenge + Response (Summary)

Do a little research and then describe in your own words the 2 most important principles for designing beautiful websites that people love!

The most important principles for designing beautiful websites that people love include 1. Easy loading – this is where the people will be able to access different websites which will be able to load quickly rather than taking days and hours. 

2.Communication – this is where the website will be able to provide sufficient information to the user in that it will communicate what the user wants. It will be able to communicate what the user searches up which is an advantage to them.

Now use the principles you uncovered in Q1 to design and build a “Landing Page” of your own. Ideally, you are making this “landing page” for the business you’ve been working on throughout the competition. You are however allowed to make a page/site for someone else as well. For your submission, you should copy-and-paste in ONLY the URL of your website.

Be sure to include the phrase “Made for #AGEC19_KE by [Insert your name and surname]” right at the bottom of the page (in the “footer”) – so that we know you actually made the site yourself.



Winner: Wanda Kisia – Moi Girls’ High School-Eldoret

The Challenge + Response (Summary)

How might a digital platform app support this process? (Think along the lines of Uber/Airbnb for Healthcare). What features would the app have? Who would it help and how would it help them?

The digital platform app that can support the big four healthcare initiative should be easily accessible for everyone and should have features that are:

  1. Simple – enabling people to be able to understand and use the app easily
  2. Fast – this will enable easy feedback to the people using the app
  3. It can work offline – since the majority of the people looking for health services are located in places where network coverage is poor.
  4. It has security – thus is able to keep people’s information a secret and other people cannot hack or be able to view them. This app will help those who are in dire need of help from places like hospitals since they will be able to access this help easily from their phones in the comfort of their homes without having to spend a lot of money travelling to and from hospitals.

In a short essay (roughly 200-400 words) paint an ideal vision for what Healthcare in Kenya could look like in 2030. You should write this as a story from the perspective of one/more people who are in need of medical assistance.

In 2030, the healthcare system in Kenya should have improved to an extent that people can easily access healthcare services at the comfort of their homes and at a cost that is easily affordable by all Kenyans leading to a healthy nation. Healthcare will have improved that we may be able to eradicate health problems such as cancer and HIV AIDS which are proving to be a menace that is pulling the country down through development of technology which will have enabled us to develop medical equipment that will be used to diagnose these problems and find solutions to them. This will also be made possible through the creation of healthcare apps that can work when offline and will be accessible to every Kenyan in need of medical attention. This apps will be able to do things such as allowing people with the same medical conditions to share their experiences and ways of preventing and curing those diseases, they will enable video-based appointments with doctors which will help reduce the amount of money wasted in order to access medical services, they will help in tracking and maintaining health records of every individual in the country which will enable the health sector to know what illness is proving to be a menace and enable the people to send their medical problems to doctors who will be able to diagnose them and give the right prescriptions. The number of HIV cases will have reduced since the government would have set aside funds that would have been used to cater for the HIV infected through the provision of ARV’s and voluntary counselling. Many community health dispensaries would have been set to offer medical services to all Kenyans irrespective of their regions. The quality of health care given in each healthcare centre would have improved and with that, the ideal vision 2030 would have been achieved.