Rwanda Student Invents App That Locates Items

recipe geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Minister Nsengimana revealed this on March 8, here (on the International Women’s Day) during a competition for young women, story who are encouraged to showcase their knowledge and expertise in ICT.

Ms. Geek Rwanda is a competition for Rwandan women encouraging them to showcase their knowledge and skills in ICT and this year, the competition was open exclusively to university students.

Girls In ICT Rwanda is a group of women of all ages working in the field of ICT including entrepreneurs, professionals and students.

Chantal Mukundwa, a Computer Engineering and Information Technology student explained her proposed software, termed “Nearby Item Locator System”, which was both a web application and a mobile application.

It allows users to search for items to buy and receive a list of the nearest shops with those items in stock.


Nancy Sibo, a student in Agriculture Engineering faculty at the University of Rwanda- Huye Campus, presented her application proposal entitled Mobile Cow.

This is an app that would be tied in the government Gira Inka programme allowing farmers to monitor the oestrous cycles of cows.

They announced the People’s Choice Award, which was decided through an online vote course sponsored by Akilah Institute for Women and received over 700 votes across the world.

Chantal Mukundwa’s Nearby Item Locator System emerged first, winning the People’s Choice Award.

All 5 finalists received certificates.

Minister Nsengimana indicated that while girls and young women are being economically, socially and politically empowered, the number of women in science and technology is still low.

“We have so much confidence that you are the generation to transform not only this country but the continent.”

He added: “I urge you to focus on science, mathematics, engineering and technological related topics as well as TVET opportunities available today.”

This year, the competition was open exclusively to university students and all the 5 finalists were instantly invited to begin pitching their projects.

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