Once a year, Technovation Challenge assembles teams of girls from across the world to give them the opportunity to apply and learn technological skills to solve real-world problems.
The 2018 World Technovation Challenge took place in Silicon Valley, San Francisco, US, on the 10th of August, with thousands of applications, but only 12 teams made the finals.
Team ‘Save A Soul’, consisting of five Nigerian girls from Regina Pacis Secondary School Onitsha, Anambra state, won the Junior Gold Scholarship gold with their FD-Detector (Fake Drug Detector) innovation.
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The 2018 Technovation Finalists will get the chance to ‘win scholarships as well as be flown to Silicon Valley for World Pitch for a week of networking, field trips, workshops’.
About the innovation:
“FD-Detector (Fake Drug Detector) helps identify fake pharmaceutical drugs in Nigeria. The app leverages a drug’s barcode to verify its authenticity and expiration date. Save A Soul will also partner with NAFDAC (National Agency for Food & Drug Administration and Control), an agency responsible for regulating drugs in Nigeria.”
Congratulations again to the ‘Golden Girls’ for doing Africa proud and for the great opportunity to launch their future goals.
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