It is always a thing of joy when Nigerians are victorious off the shores of the country and this was the case when five Nigerians won Junior Gold at the 2018 Technovation World Pitch in Silicon Valley, San Fransisco, United States.

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These girls underwent training and tutoring before being able to achieve this feat and the person to thank for this is no other than  Uchenna Onwuamaegbu-Ugwu the CEO of Edufun Technik STEM, who led the team known as Save – A – Soul.

Edufun Technik is a Social Enterprise that focuses on the implementation of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education for children and youth from 3-18 years old in underprivileged and underserved communities in Eastern Nigeria.

Edufun Technik is a Social Enterprise that focuses on the implementation of Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education for children and youth from 3-18 years old in underprivileged and underserved communities in Eastern Nigeria.

The enterprise also focuses on developing children’s potentials, skills and talents by providing their students with quality hands-on-training on coding, design thinking, engineering and robotics, and guiding them to make informed STEM career-decisions that will set them moving into a big future of STEM.

Here are a few things you should know about the woman behind this initiative.

1. Uchenna Onwuamaegbu-Ugwu holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Nnamdi Azikiwe University Nigeria.

2.  She also studied Business and Entrepreneurship at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University Illinois.

3. In the year 2014, Uchenna was motivated to bring STEM education to underserved communities and thus birthed Edufun Technik

4. She is a 2017 Mandela Washington Fellow.

5. Uchenna is also one of the 200 persons selected to participate in the inaugural Obama Foundation Leaders: Africa program.