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The girls delivering their pitch

A team of Nigerian teenagers from Regina Pacies Secondary School, Onitsha, Anambra state, have been announced as winners of the junior division of Technovation Challenge at the 2018 Technovation World Pitch Summit which took place in San Jose, California.

The competition is organised by Iridescent, a nonprofit empowering underrepresented young people globally to become innovators and leaders. The summit is a tech entrepreneurship program for girls ages 10-18.

The girls, with team name “Save-A-Soul” developed an app called FD-Detector that tackles the challenges of fake pharmaceutical drugs in Nigeria.

The girls – Promise Nnalue, Jessica Osita, Nwabuaku Ossai, Adaeze Onuigbo, and Vivian Okoye – were mentored by Uchenna Onwuamaegbu-Ugwu of Edufun Technik, our #BellaNaijaWCW some weeks back.

Uchenna Onwuamaegbu-Ugwu and the girls

Here’s the girls’ pitch:

Junior division winners, Team Save-A-Soul, hopes to help consumers identify and avoid the intake of fake drugs in Nigeria using its app, FD-Detector (Fake Drug Detector). According to Team Save-A-Soul, Nigeria has one of the largest markets for fake drugs. The girls plan to partner with the agency responsible for drug regulation in Nigeria, the National Agency for Food & Drug Administration and Control.

“Leveraging technology to save lives is our utmost priority, that is why we have decided to maximize this opportunity to solve the incessant rate of death caused by fake drugs,” said Team Save-A-Soul.

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The winners in the senior division are a team of girls from Delhi, India with name Cantavits. They developed an app called Eedo to track and dispose of electronic waste in an eco-friendly manner.

Here’s their pitch:

81% of people dispose of e-waste improperly, which results in toxic fumes and polluted water. Eedo is an Android app solution that provides an end-to-end connection between e-waste producers and authorized recyclers.

Congratulations to Team Save-A-Soul. We are very proud of you!!

Photo Credit: @uchenna_golden

10 Comments

  1. Anonymous

    August 11, 2018 at 9:47 am

    I know they represented Nigeria but I am very proud of the girls as an Anambrarian myself.
    Anambra is doing very great education wise and thanks to the reform of Peter Obi administration which included handing schools back to.the Missions to manage.
    They have been showing good results since including my Alma Mata DMGS Onitsha which produced one of the Anambra team that represented Nigeria in Singapore in 2015 and attained first position also.
    Anambra, we are truly the light of the nation.
    NB
    Please this is no tribal or chauvinistic post but just an Anambrarian being very proud of his heritage

    • Ceetoo

      August 11, 2018 at 4:19 pm

      You are very correct.
      That was why I wanted Peter Obi for President

  2. Dayo

    August 11, 2018 at 10:19 am

    Congrats!

  3. Miss Fine

    August 11, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Congrats girls. The Sky is just your beginning. God bless you

  4. Amaka

    August 11, 2018 at 12:41 pm

    This is beautiful!!! Proud Onitsha lady!!! And what a beautiful app they developed too. Something we desperately need. Well done girls!!!

    • ofuonye

      August 12, 2018 at 9:19 am

      Weldone sister

  5. Baybie

    August 11, 2018 at 1:33 pm

    Go girls, don’t stop!

  6. The Real Oma

    August 11, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    This made me very happy ??

  7. chi

    August 12, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Wow!, so happy for them plus proud, go girls!!, do not relent, there are tremendous opportunities awaiting you in the future.

  8. sherri

    August 13, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    So proud!

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