NIGERIAN TEENS WIN BIG AT TECHNOVATION 2018

A team of Nigerian teenage girls from Anambra State, have won The Junior Gold Scholarship at  the 2018 Technovation Challenge which took place in Silicon Valley, United States.

Team Save-A-Soul , made up of Promise Nnalue, Jessica Osita, Vivian Okoye, Adaeze Onuigbo and Nwabaiku Ossai from Regina Pacis Model Secondary School, Onitsha, Anambra State, developed an app called the FD Detector (Fake Drug Detector) which helps identify fake pharmaceutical drugs in Nigeria. The app leverages a drug’s bar-code to verify its authenticity and expiration date. Save A Soul will also partner with NAFDAC (National Agency for Food & Drug Administration and Control), an agency responsible for regulating drugs in Nigeria.

The Nigerian teenage girls defeated teams from the United States of America (USA), Spain, Turkey, Uzbekistan and China to win the 2018 edition of the competition.

Every year, Technovation invites teams of girls from all over the world to learn and apply the skills needed to solve real-world problems through technology. 2018 Technovation Finalists were flown to Silicon Valley for World Pitch for a week of networking, field trips, workshops,and the chance to win between $5,000 – $15,000 in scholarships.

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