5 Young Nigerian girls win International Mobile App competition in USA

From Anambra State Nigeria, five young girls joined the competition on International Mobile App and scaled through as the best innovative team from around the world.

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The International Mobile App competition 2018 was held in Silicon Valley California, where more than 19,000 girls between the ages 10-18 from 115 countries, with the guidance of over 5000 mentors, worked hard for the past 7 months, developing and  innovating solutions to a unique problem in their own community through creation of a Mobile App. The Technovation challenge was made up of various teams of 1-5 girls.

#Team Save-A-Soul who represented Nigeria in the Global Tech competition in San Francisco USA, were 5 intelligent students from Regina Pacis College, Onitsha Anambra State. These Nigerian Golden Girls comprise of Jessica Osita, Promise Nnalue, Adaeze Onuigbo, Vivian Okoye and Nwabuaku Ossai.

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These Smart girls came first place after conquering teams from USA, Spain, China, Uzbekistan and Turkey in the 2018 Technovation world Pitch junior division.

The Save-A -Soul team created a mobile Application called ‘FD Detector’ which can be used to solve the problem of detecting pharmaceutical products that are fake in the country.

A Science education non-profit organization – Iridescent, who empowers young people especially girls globally to become lifelong learners, innovators and leaders, announced two -girl teams; Nigerian and India – who won top honors junior and senior divisions respectively at its Technovation 2018 world Pitch summit, which is the world’s largest entrepreneurship tech program for girls in the ages 10-18 at the “Global Innovation celebration” that took place in San Jose Theatre on August 9th, 2018.

Finalist pitched for seed funding and scholarships and more than $50,000 USD was awarded across the teams.

The Acting President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo took to his twitter handle to congratulate the Nigerian School girls on Friday August 10, 2018  for representing Nigeria and performing excellently. He wrote…

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“These young ladies in Junior Secondary School, developed a mobile application called ‘FD Detector’ to tackle the problems of fake pharmaceutical products in Nigeria.

Yesterday, they won the 2018 Technovation World Pitch in California. Congratulations! We are very proud of you.

Well done to Uchenna Onwuamaegbu-Ugwu, the founder of Edufun Technik STEM Center. I understand that she and her company were responsible for mentoring the young ladies. Great job!”

Finalists and visiting teams from all around the world networked, attended career building workshops and partook in field trips to tech companies.

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