9-Year-Old Girl Develops App, Website To Empower Kids
Age, certainly, is just a number and young children, with their multi-faceted talents, are proving it with every passing day. A 9-year-old Nigerian girl, Emmanuella Oziofu, has successfully developed an app and website to empower fellow Nigerian children.
To teach skills of coding
Her website, www.emmasacademy.com, focuses on empowering young Nigerians. The website aims to teach skills in area of coding, web development and graphic design. Her mobile application, Emma’s ICT Academy, available on google playstore, aims to encourage kids and parents to practise a culture of eating healthy local and international dishes.
Young techie’s achievements
Emmanuella is a Grade 5 student of Skycrest Schools and is enrolled at Mikon Institute of Information Technology. The girl has a Certificate in Basic Training – Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint to her name. Emmanuella proudly holds a certificate in Web Design from Complete Computer Technology Institute (CCT). Her journey towards Information Communication Technology began when she was just 7. Now, at 9, she holds a diploma in Desktop Publishing, Advance Excel, Adobe Page Maker, Advance Power Point and Corel Draw.
This year, despite her routine work at school, she enrolled to study Web Development and Graphic Design at NIIT. Emmanuella then enrolled for Mobile App development at Tech24. She not only went on to develop her personal mobile app, but also designed and hosted her own website.
While speaking with Hi-Tech at the unveiling of her app and website, she spoke of her achievement. “My target was to become a professional web designer and analyst at age nine, and I have accomplished it. I have developed over 12 websites, static and dynamic for my school.”
If young children are given the right attention and support, there will be a tremendous positive change worldwide. Emmanuella already has the passion, skill and drive required in making an everlasting change in society and she is already doing her bit. More power to her!