Nigerian girls, Team Save-A-Soul, win world’s largest tech competition

Nigerian teenage girls have won the top position at the 2018 Technovation World Pitch Summit, the world’s largest tech entrepreneurship program in the United States.

Iridescent, a nonprofit empowering under-represented young people globally announced that the Nigerian girls won the Junior Division Finalists (App focus) category during the “Global Innovation Celebration” held in the San Jose Theatre, August 9, 2018.

The girls, from Regina Pacis Model Secondary School, Onitsha, codenamed Team Save-A-Soul comprising of Promise NnalueJessica OsitaNwabuaku Ossai, Adaeze Onuigbo and Vivian Okoye, developed a mobile application called ‘FD-Detector’ to tackle the problem of fake pharmaceutical products in Nigeria with Mrs Uchenna Onwuamaegbu-Ugwu, as their mentor.