Five Nigerian teen girls have won the Technovation international app challenge with their creation, a community waste disposal app.
The creation which got them $10,000(approximately 2million) cash prize as they challenged 10 girl teams from different countries.
Their names are Praise David-Oku, Sonam Kumar, Nmesoma Ogbonna, Charlotte Takem and Grace Akpoiroro, all from Cross River State with team name as Charis.
The competition challenges girls from the ages of 10 to 18 to build a mobile app that will address a community problem and submit it in the elementary or high school category.
Team charis wrote on their blog how they met;
We first met in high school as classmates and met again at the iKapture Afterschool Academy where we decided to take up the challenge of programming for the first time. Despite our diverse backgrounds, we have dedicated ourselves to doing this project because of our collective interest in creating positive change in our communities”
The Five genuis made use of the MIT App Inventor platform to create the Discardious Android app. Congrats to them