U.S. Embassy Nairobi American Reference Center Names ‘Writing for the Internet’ Contest Winners

ARC Director George Kamau at the Writing for the Internet skype session.
ARC Director George Kamau at the Writing for the Internet skype session.

U.S. Embassy Nairobi American Reference Center (ARC) named James G. Mwangi, Rose Njoroge and Roseleen Nzioka as the first, second and third place winners, respectively, of the writing competition Writing for the Internet. This online course is sponsored by the ARC and by Voice of America (VOA) Learning English.

The course focuses on the structure of writing, the language of web writing, and process writing. Each subject teaches how to write an article for the web that is brief, clear, accurate and on level.

Contest rules were that each participant submit a nonfiction news or feature article of 1000 words or less. ARC Director George Kamau will present the winners and participants with a certificate, and the winners’ stories have been published on http://learningenglish.voanews.com/

James G. Mwangi is an English teacher, aspiring journalist and the Director of Mavens Education Centre in Kenya. His story, Nairobi Traffic Nightmare Causes Sleepless Nights to Pupils, is the first place winner of the contest:http://goo.gl/TiO29p

Rose Njoroge, the second place winner, is an English teacher at Gachie High School, Kiambu County, Kenya. Her story is Chama – A Driver of the Non-Formal Economy in Kenya: http://goo.gl/9dJuVI

Roseleen Nzioka, a freelance English teacher and writer in Nairobi, won third place in the contest with: Education Experts Urge Teachers to Embrace Digital Technology: http://goo.gl/FNkX8H

For more information on the VOA Learning English competition Writing for the Internet, visit the ARC website: http://nairobi.usembassy.gov/irc.html