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Young Zim Innovators ready to dazzle Africa

Article By Theophilus Chuma

Six Zimbabwean high school students are vying for top honours at a regional innovation competition to be held in Nigeria this week.

Kudzai Tandara is among six students from Maranatha Christian High School in Harare who have developed a study application to assist both rural and urban learners.

“We are confident of lifting the flag high and bringing the trophy home. This is something we have worked hard for and we know we are going to make it,” said Tandara.

The Education 5.0 model is paying dividends, with the study application confirmation of milestones recorded in the education sector.

Another student, Tazviona Tawana said, “What we have done is to come up with an application that is easy for the rural learners as it is less on data and can be used across all mobile phones.”

The Teacher in Charge, Mr Brian Nyabadza believes it is the first step towards nurturing young talent.

“This is a good platform for the students to showcase their innovation and it will also be very critical to then harness this talent and direct it to national development,” he said.

With just about a few hours before the regional competitions kicks off in Nigeria, Kudzai and her peers know it is the perfect opportunity to carve their own niche in the African hall of fame for young achievers.

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