Five Anambra girls have won Global Medal. The girls who represented Africa at the World Technovation Challenge were from Regina Pacies Secondary School Onitsha in Anambra state, Nigeria.
The challenge took place at Silicon Valley in San Francisco, USA yesterday.
Led by Uchenna Ugwu, the girls defeated USA, Spain, Turkey, Uzbekistan and China to come first.
The girls are Promise Nnalue, Jessica Osita, Nwabuaku Ossai, Adaeze Onuigbo and Vivian Okoye.
The girls came top showcasing FD-Detector, a mobile application they developed.
The girls developed the application to assist Nigeria combat fake pharmaceutical products in the country.
Mr. Uchenna Ugwu, the CEO Edufun Technik STEM, spent five months with the girls researching and developing the app.
The app went through 2000 competitors and came out top globally at the event at San Francisco.
Annually, women are encouraged to identify a challenge in their communities, and to address it by developing mobile app (s).
In the competing, 115 nationals contested, and only 12 teams were selected and the Anambra girls made it to the final.
Mr. Willie Obiano, the Governor of Anambra State supported the girls to the competition.