Five Anambra girls from Regina Pacies Secondary School Onitsha who represented Nigeria at the World Technovation Challenge in the Silicon Valley in San Francisco, US, won the Gold Medal in the contest.
The team, led by Uchenna Onwuamaegbu Ugwu- CEO Edufun Technik STEM, defeated representatives of other countries including USA, Spain, Turkey, Uzbekistan and China to clinch the gold medal.
The Golden Girls is made up of five exceptional girls namely:
- Promise Nnalu
- Jessica Osita
- Nwabuaku Ossai
- Adaeze Onuigbo
- Vivian Okoye
These world champions greatest 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.
The Golden Girls spent five months researching and developing FD-Detector which swept through over 2000 competing applications to get to the finals in San Francisco.
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 Golden girls will be attending Field trips, life-changing workshops including a networking session during their one week stay in USA.