VivaTech 2021

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Xaviera Kowo

MARGARET JUNIOR AFRIQUE

JFD

Cameroon

Bio

Xaviera Kowo is an 18 years old software engineering student. Thanks to her waste collecting robot that fights insalubrity in African capitals, she won the 2021 Margaret Junior Prize organised by the JFD. Xaviera has been into STEM activities throughout secondary school. Her first project was in form 2 with the programming software, Scratch. She created an environmental game and later, she gave Scratch tutorials to her younger classmates and girls from other schools. Xaviera has won numerous international awards. She is a bronze, silver and gold recipient of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. A program that taught her a lot of humility and respect for her environment and people in general. Likewise, she is a Yale Young African Scholar Alumni and Ambassador. One of her deepest wishes is to inspire other youths, especially girls, to get to their potential.

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