NIGERIAN TEENAGERS EMERGE WINNERS AT THE WORLD TECH INNOVATION CHALLENGE

NIGERIAN TEENAGERS EMERGE WINNERS AT THE WORLD TECH INNOVATION CHALLENGE

Woo-hoo!!!! And our girls made us proud by winning the World Tech Innovation Challenge held in the U.S.

A team of Nigerian female teenagers with their unique mobile application which would help to detect fake drugs in Nigeria won the World Tech Innovation Challenge held in the U.S.

Save-A-Soul, which is the name of the team, created a mobile application called ‘FD Detector’ as a  solution to the problem of fake pharmaceutical products in the country and this solution was presented at the 2018 Technovation World Pitch in California, United States.

Out of the 2,000 mobile app developers selected to represent Africa at the world pitch, these brilliant girls triumphed over the teams from different countries such as United States, Spain, Turkey, Uzbekistan and China to become the first Nigerian team to win the competition.

The acting president of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo applauded them. “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,” He tweeted.

The girls who are from Anambra State will pitch their mobile application to investors in the Silicon Valley and also plan to partner with the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), to use this app to combat the largest market of fake drugs in Nigeria on which they based the creation of their application.

As a means to encourage solutions to meet society needs and problems, Technovation is a program that requests girls to single out these problems in their communities and then challenge them to find an answer them by developing apps.

Go on girls, we are really proud of you.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Aim Higher Africa

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