Five teenage girls from Regina Pacies Secondary School Onitsha, Anambra have done Nigeria proud by winning the Gold medal in the junior division of the 2018 World Technovation Challenge in Silicon Valley, United States.
The girls – Promise Nnalue, Jessica Osita, Nwabuaku Ossai, Adaeze Onuigbo and Vivian Okoye – pitched an app that they jointly developed, FD-Detector to tackle the challenges of fake pharmaceutical drugs in Nigeria.
Their team, Save-A-Soul was led by Uchenna Onwuamaegbu-Ugwu the CEO of Edufun Technik STEM who mentored the girls through the five months they spent researching.
Technovation is a programme that offers girls around the world the opportunity to learn the programming skills they need to emerge as tech-entrepreneurs and leaders.Every year, girls are invited to identify a problem in their communities, and then challenge them to solve them by developing Andriod applications that would address those problems.
Nigerians across the world have cheered the girls for doing the country so proud.