1. I am a Nigerian. So, what?
These kids in the picture were identified and trained in Anambra—not Lagos, Abuja, Kano or Portharcourt (the cities people called Mega Cities) to beat their counterparts from “First class” countries.
2. I graduated from a Polytechnic or University with a 3rd class.
You don’t have the pre-requisite education?
They never required certificate to receive Gold medal at the World Technovation Challenge in Silicon Valley, Sans Francisco.
3. I don’t know what to do
The world is vast with opportunities. If you can pick up a skill in demand, you will thrive. Rather than waste your data on frivolity, surf the Web to “webpage” your life.
4. I can’t enter the world map
If you continually practice and seek opportunities that abound everywhere, you can.
Seek, you will find, knock the door will open and ask, you will surely receive!
Do a video laced with sense, post on Instagram/YouTube and watch closely how foreigners will hail you. That is how it starts!!!!
5. I don’t need anyone to thrive.
You really want to make it? Find mentors, groups, association or friends that can help you.
You can learn by making mistakes, no doubt. But the men who had worked in the path will make a journey of 5 years possible in 5 months. You really need platforms to thrive faster.
Regina Pacies Secondary School Onitsha was the platform and Uchenna Onwuamaegbu Ugwu of Edufun Technik STEM was the mentor with the torchlight for the girls.
Still wondering what this is all about?
The Anambra girls
They made history as the world champion by developing a mobile application called the FD-Detector to tackle the menace of fake pharmaceutical products ravaging the Nigeria market.
The Golden Girls spent five months to develop FD-Detector which swept through over 2000 competing applications to get to the finals in San Francisco.
You can’t run away from preparation and learning. Performance is a function of learning, practice and consistency.
Technovation is a programme that offers girls across the globe the platform to identify a problem in their communities, and develop Android applications that would mitigate the problems.
115 countries including US and China participated in the qualifiers but only 12 teams from all over the world were selected as finalists for the pitch in Silicon Valley.