- Rachel Akano, Margaret Akano and Joy Njekwe have contributed greatly to humanity with their app called Memory Haven
- The three Nigerian girls built the app to help old people living with dementia as they hope many around the globe will find it useful
- Though the three could not physically meet while working on the app, they teamed up through WhatsApp
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Three Nigerian teenage girls have represented the nation well in faraway Ireland with their tech skills. They built an app that helps people living with memory loss associated with old age, also known as dementia.
Rachel Akano, Margaret Akano and Joy Njekwe defeated over 1 000 entries from 62 countries with their amazing app named Memory Haven, Within Nigeria reports.
In an interview, one of the app developers, Joy, said the app has six features, some of which are a music playlist, reminder alerts, photo wallet and a memory.
The girls said they hope their software gets to as many people as possible and helps them so that those suffering from dementia can have an easier life.
Rachel said they were motivated to build the app when their mentor’s mother, a tailor, died as a result of the medical condition.
She went ahead to say that the hardest part about creating the app was coding, adding that the coronavirus pandemic also made it hard for the group to meet face-to-face.
As a way out, they had to coordinate tasks through a virtual means. The oldest of the trio, 17-year-old Magaret, said that they hope their innovation will make other young people go into tech.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that Simple Azenabor, a Nigerian based in Japan and an app developer, created a Nigerian chat app called SoftTalk.
According to Azenabor, who is also the founder of Prime Time Telecoms, a communication company in Japan, the chatting app will also allow users to send instant messages, videos, audio and files.
The app was said to have launched on August 29, 2018 at a grand ceremony at EKO Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.
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