Emmanuella Oziofu, nine- year old Nigerian girl has successfully developed an app and website to empower Nigerian children with skills in area of coding, web development and graphics design
Her website, www.emmasacademy.com where children can get trained in high demand skills and her mobile app, Emma’s ICT Academy which is now available on google playstore, is aimed at encouraging kids and even parents to imbibe a culture of eating healthy local and international dishes.
Emmanuella is a student of Skycrest Schools enrolled at Mikon Institute of Information Technology, where she bagged a Certificate in Basic Training – Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and later, a Diploma in Desktop Publishing in 2016. She also has certificate in Web Design from Complete Computer Technology Institute (CCT), in 2017.
Her journey into the multi-faceted terrain of Information Communication Technology commenced when she was just seven years old, and at nine, she already has a diploma in Desktop Publishing, Advance Excel, Adobe Page Maker, Advance Power Point and Corel Draw.
In 2018, despite her routine class work she also enrolled to study Web Development and Graphic Design at NIIT.
Emmanuella went ahead to enrol for Mobile App development at Tech24 and developed her personal mobile app, as well as designed and hosted her own website, known as Emma’s ICT Academy.
She reveals that she would like to help teach young children about ICT and also broaden her knowledge about the field in future.
Speaking with Hi-Tech at the unveiling of her mobile app and website, she said that her passion to impact lives meaningfully informed her decision to acquire knowledge in ICT.
She said: “My target was to become a professional web designer and analyst at age nine, and I have accomplished it. I have developed over 12 websites, static and dynamic for my school. I also want to project my skills, among which is a web agency (www.emmas academy. com) to teach people how to build a website. “Another is to teach young ones how to prepare healthy Nigerian food.”
Emmanuella revealed that she had previously created a chat site, a personal website and had at the age of eight, created three websites for her former school.