Junior Gold Scholarship Winners
‘Save A Soul” create FD-Detector app, Nigeria
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.
Teenagers from Regina Pacies Secondary School, Onitsha, Anambra state, Nig 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-Detectorthat 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
Senior Gold Scholarship Winners
The Cantavits creates Eedo app, India
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.
Cantavits pitch on Eedo:
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.
People’s Choice Award Winners
TMWZ creates Be A Firefighter app, State of Palestine
Be A Firefighter is a virtual reality game that provides a creative way to educate players on how to avoid starting fires and how to extinguish fires. It allows players to experience a fire and take an action to stop the fire from happening or extinguish the existing fire