Meet Leoul Mesfin a 16 years old boy from Ethiopia, winner of 2017 DStv Eutelsat Star Awards at the regional (Africa) level in essay category. The topic of the essay category encouraged students to envision the role played by satellite technology in the Africa of the future. Leoul, impressed the judges as his entry considered continental and country specific needs and closely aligns to the topic. As part of the winning prize, Leoul, will join a trip to Paris and onwards to a launch site to witness a rocket blast into space to place a satellite into orbit.

DStv Eutelsat Star Awards is a product of a partnership between Eutelsat and MultiChoice Africa; aim to stimulate interest in science and technology and to inspire innovative thinking among secondary and high school students across the continent.