Five young Nigerian girls have earned themselves a slot in the 2019 Technovation World Pitch Summit that will be held at Silicon Valley in California, U.S.A. after they emerged as finalists for creating an app to help poor kids called “Handsout”.
The five kids whose ages range between 10 & 11 are Pandora Onyedire, Ayomikun Ariyo, Ivana Mordi, Jadesola Kassim and Munachiso Chigbo of Standard Bearers School, Lekki phase 1, Lagos.
Apart from the chance to win scholarships, the kids will be in Silicon Valley for a week to network, go on field trips and workshops.
The competition organized by American tech non-profit, Technovation, invites girls to identify a problem in their community and then solve it using in teams by building a mobile app and a business plan.
Last year, a team of five Nigerian junior secondary school girls, who go by the name “Save A Soul”, won gold at the junior level of the competition where they presented an app they built that identified fake pharmaceutical drugs in Nigeria.
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