Margaret Akano, Rachael Akano, and Joy Njekwe are 17, 16, and 17, respectively. Recently, they were crowned champions by Technovation Girls for their app Memory Haven, a tool to help folks with dementia, NPR reports. Technovation Girls is an international competition that challenges young women to develop an app that can solve a problem in their community. It is hosted every year by Technovation, a nonprofit organization that empowers girls to become leaders in tech. The victory is particularly important as the three app creators are Nigerian-Irish, which is rare to see in the STEM field. They were guided by their mentor Evelyn Nomayo, an Afro-Irish developer and the founder of Phase Innovate, an organization that trains and mentors underrepresented minorities and women in tech.
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