Five teenage girls from Regina Pacis Secondary School Onitsha, Anambra State have won the Gold Medal in the at the World Technovation Challenge in the Silicon Valley in San Francisco, US.
The team, named Save A Soul, comprises of five brilliant girls: Jessica Osita, Promise Nnalue, Adaeze Onuigbo, Nwabuaku Ossai, and Vivian Okoye who represented Nigeria and Africa in the contest. The girls developed the “FD-Detector”, an app that combats the menace of fake drugs in Nigeria. The app can ascertain the genuineness of a drug by just scanning the barcode.
Technovation is a program that offers girls around the world the opportunity to learn the programming skills they need to emerge as tech-entrepreneurs and leaders. Each 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.