Nigeria School Girls Win Gold in World Technovation Challenge in US.
Breaking News: Five School Girls from Anambra, Nigeria just won Gold in the World Technovation Challenge in the United States of America. The five Anambra girls from Regina Pacies Secondary School Onitsha who represented Nigeria and Africa at the World Technovation Challenge in the Silicon Valley in San Francisco, US last night have won the Gold Medal in the contest.
Uchenna Onwuamaegbu Ugwu led the team of five girls to defeat representatives of other technological giant countries such as the USA, Spain, Turkey, Uzbekistan and China to clinch the gold medal at the challenge in the United States. This is indeed a mighty feat for the young girls from Anambra Nigeria.
The gold-winning girls from Anambra Nigeria, who just won gold at the World Technovation Challenge in the Silicon Valley in San Francisco, US is made up of five brilliant girls including:
- Promise Nnalue
- Jessica Osita
- Nwabuaku Ossai
- Adaeze Onuigbo
- Vivian Okoye
The Governor of Anambra State,Chief Willie Obiano had personally sent them off to the US in a brief ceremony at the last Executive Council Meeting where he charged the girls to put Nigeria and Africa on the global technological map with their rare talent.
The world champions won the Challenge with a mobile application called the FD-Detector which they developed to help tackle the Challenge of fake pharmaceutical products in Nigeria. With this achievement, these golden girls are reported to be attracting a lot of attention in the world’s greatest technological hubs in the US.
This team of 5 Golden Girls, tutored by Uchenna Onwuamaegbu-Ugwu the CEO of Edufun Technik STEM, spent five months researching and developing FD-Detector which swept through over 2000 competing applications to get to the finals in San Francisco, United States of America.
About Technovation Challenge.
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.
115 countries participated in the qualifiers but only 12 teams from all over the world were selected as finalists for the pitch in Silicon Valley.
The girls will also be attending Field trips, life-changing workshops including a networking session during their one week stay in USA.
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These golden girls from Anambra have made Nigeria proud. The Anambra girls did not just win Gold in the World Technovation Challenge in the United States of America, but they also wrote their names in gold. Congratulations and fly higher girls. Congratulations, from all of us at TechMatas.