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BREAKING NEWS: A Team Of 5 Nigerian School Girls Win Gold in World Technovation Challenge in USA.

Promise Nnalue, Jessica Osita, Nwabuaku Ossai, Adaeze Onuigbo and Vivian Okoye have been dubbed Nigeria’s golden girls after winning the world championship of Technovation programme which 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 are challenged to develop applications to solve them. The golden girls from, Regina Pacies Secondary School Onitsha, won the world’s greatest technology hub Challenge with the mobile application they developed, called the FD-Detector which helps to tackle the Challenge of fake pharmaceutical products in Nigeria.

The young Nigerian girls from the Igbo region of the country, Anambra State, emerged the winners after beating over a hundred participants from different countries from around the world – defeating representatives from other tech giants nations such as the USA, Spain, Turkey, Uzbekistan and China to clinch the gold medal.

The team mentored and led by Uchenna Onwuamaegbu-Ugwu the CEO of Edufun Technik STEM, are said to have spent five months researching and developing FD-Detector which swept through over 2000 competing applications to get to the finals in San Francisco.

The girls will also be attending Field trips, life-changing workshops including a networking session during their one week stay in USA.

Congratulations to them, their school and Nigeria for this remarkable achievement.

Faustina Anyanwu
Faustina Anyanwu
Faustina Anyanwu is a features writer focusing on people's stories, entrepreneurship, start-ups, social media marketing, and profiling. Follow her on Twitter - @fauntee Official Website: Mantra: Real Women Think Legacy.