Calabar – 19th to 20th of May, 2023 – iKapture Center for Development and Technovation South-South Chapter is proud to announce 47 teams of girls ages 8-18 took the stage on the 19th and 20th of May at University of Calabar International Conference Center to make the case for how they are going to change the world through technology. The young women have spent the last 4 months participating in Technovation Girls, a global technology entrepreneurship program that challenges girls to develop a mobile application to solve an issue they’ve identified in their community.
At the event, the teams of girls pitched their ideas for mobile applications that address low student performances in high school, food waste, climate change, awareness of Asthma, skin diseases and insecurity to judges from the tech industry. Amid the tough competition, 5 teams stood out and placed for their region. These teams will now be advancing to the virtual semi-final round where judges from around the world will evaluate their submissions.
[ BEGINNER DIVISION]
1. Team Girls innovate
App name: AgroFund
Agrofund is an innovative platform empowering farmers and investors to collaborate and cultivate a sustainable agricultural sector that benefits all.
2. Team Samaritan
App name: SamaritanApp
SamaritanApp is a platform that creates a connection between those in need and those who can help.
[ JUNIOR DIVISION]
1. Team Aluno
App name: Alunno
Aluno is a peer-to-peer learning Based Mobile application for Collaborative Learning and student growth in high school. Aluno has three important dimensions of learning resources namely learning contents, learning collaborators and learning services.
2. Team ASPA
App name: Asthmalogic
Asthmalogic is a low data consuming app that is designed to help asthmatic patients. It gives information about the weather, diets, asthmatic patients should consume and the common allergies of an asthmatic patient. It links asthmatic patients, doctors and prescribes useful and helpful medications.
1. Team S-Care
App name: DermaDoc
DermaDoc helps reduce the rate of skin disease in our immediate environment and the world or society at large . It helps to link up the mass to dermatologists. Their AI takes a photograph of the affected part of your skin, reads it and explains to you its causes, symptoms, preventive measures and cure [if any] .It will also show you similar diseases in order to widen your knowledge about skin diseases.
Of all the participating teams in this year’s global Technovation Girls program, 15 will be invited to attend the global Technovation World Pitch Summit in October and pitch their mobile app ideas to industry experts and advocates in the United States. In addition to educational experiences during the trip, winning teams receive scholarships to advance their education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects.
“You have all shown that abilities and intelligence can be developed through effort and learning. This mindset encourages resilience, a willingness to learn from failure, and the motivation to continuously improve”.
– Justina Ovat (Founder, JO Foundation) – Keynote Speaker
The global program is organized and run by global technology education nonprofit, Technovation. To learn more about the program, how girls can get involved, or opportunities to lead and mentor teams of girls participating in the program, visit technovation.org.
About iKapture Centre for Development
iKapture Centre for Development is a nonprofit youth organization providing solutions to the youth and educational challenges in Nigeria using innovative strategies and information and communication technology (ICT). The organization works with secondary and post-secondary students as well as graduates and youth between the ages of 15 and 25 years who require certain relevant skills to be outstanding in an increasingly competitive environment. We provide high quality and intensive training, tutorials, engagement programs, internship and links to opportunities for development. Our emerging educational software will be the grand provider of e-learning platforms both on/offline to help students prepare for career and higher education and augment the educational learning system. The key tenets of our work are Leadership, Personal Development, Entrepreneurship, Academic Excellence and Employability. We work with individuals and companies to drive development. To learn more, visit ikapturenetworks.org.
Technovation is a global tech education nonprofit that empowers children and adults to become more confident leaders, creators and problem-solvers. Technovation offers interactive learning programs in which young people ages 8-18 and adults in their community learn how to use AI and app-based technologies to solve real-world problems. Technovation partners with leading organizations like UNESCO and UN Women, and with mentors from companies like Google, NVIDIA and Adobe to reach children and families in more than 100 countries. To learn more, visit technovation.org.