African representatives from Nigeria, William Afolabi,Mordi Menashi, FamobiwoOlubusuyi and Ugbo Osagumwenro won the Smoke-Free World category of the competition at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Florida, US. The competition required the JSS2 students to develop a marketable and innovative idea that can help in reducing smoking and at the same time provide an economic solution to challenges facing tobacco farmers in developing countries.
The students with the supervision of their coach, Mr Matthew Omostosho developed an app they called Virtual Farm, which they presented at the final of the science competition. All four boys are students of Whitesands Junior High in Lagos Nigeria. The students have reportedly received Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Good Citizen award among other prizes.
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