Waste Disposal Mobile App Created By Nigerian Girls Wins Big At The Global Technovation Challenge 2015
A group of Nigerian teenage girls competing as the Charis Team, have done Nigeria and the African continent proud. They emerged winners at the just concluded Global Technovation Challenge 2015 held in San Francisco, USA, with their Discardious app . The competition featured young girls from around the world aged between 10 to 18 years old. The contestants were tasked to come up with a mobile app that solve a challenge faced by their community and submit it in the elementary or high school category.
The Nigerian girls, Praise David-Oku, Sonam Kumar, Nmesoma Ogbonna, and Grace Akpoiroro developed ‘Discardious’ a mobile application that tackles waste disposal challenge in Nigeria. They competed against participants from 64 countries pitching a total of 380 different apps and emerged the winner with their Discardious app.
David-Oku, one of the girls, said the competition has completely changed how they view technology.
The promising young ladies are determined to keep using technology to improve lives in Nigeria, as well as encourage more young girls in science programmes.