It’s amazing how Nigerian teenagers are getting more involved in technology and excelling at it. Once again some teenagers have made the country proud this year at Silicon Valley, California where they represented Africa after winning the regionals as they received the People’s choice award at the Technovation Annual Challenge.
Technovation is a nonprofit global tech education that empowers girls and families to become leaders, creators and problem solvers by offering two programs; Technovation girls and Technovation families. Every year, Technovation invites teams of girls between the ages of 10-18 years from all over the world to learn and apply the skills needed to solve real-world problems using technology.
The members of the team are Ayomikun Ariyo (the team’s researcher), Ivana Mordi (the team’s communicator), Jadesola Kassim (the team’s tech geek 1), Munachiso Chigbo (the team’s tech geek 2) and Pandora Onyedire (the team’s creative manager). They are between the ages of 10 and 11 and attend the Standard Bearers School in Lagos, Nigeria.
According to Munachiso, they were motivated to develop an app that will help school children due to the incident that occurred in Lagos on 13th March 2019 where a 3-story building which was being used as a nursery and primary school collapsed. The Hands Out app they developed is a user-friendly fundraising app that allows well-meaning people all over the world to easily assist the less privileged children and their families by donating money which is used to pay for school fees, books, stationery, food, medication, and shoes.
Source: Technovation Girls | BBC | Pulse