Why Girl, 9, Designs Food Website
Catching them young is the slogan many coding centres are singing and now, many children have become coders.
Recently, Miss Emmanuella Oziofu, a 9 year -old pupil of Fortune Schools in Benin City, Edo State, designed a Food Website billed for launch next month.
Oziofu, who is currently studying web design at Complete Computer Technology Centre in Benin, said she would create the website as an App on Google Play Store before her 10th birthday in 2019.
“My target is to become a professional web designer and analyst at age 9, and I have achieved it,” she said during her birthday celebration.
She said the website would encourage both parents and children to eat local and international dishes healthily, cutting down on junk food.
“One of the contents of the website is ‘Goodbye Junks Food, Hello Super Healthy Food.” This contains African dishes, Mexican dishes, Continental dishes and list of restaurants in different cities of the world. I am working on the food order and delivery content and also to create the website as an app on Google Play Store,” she said.
According to her, she started learning Information Communication Technology (ICT) when she was seven years old.
“I also have a certificate in Desktop Publishing, Advance Power Point, Advance Excel, Corel Draw and Adobe Page Maker,” she said.
Ozoifu said that hard work and support from her parents enabled her achieve the feat, as she urged other children to embrace ICT knowledge as a tool for national development.
“I want to be a gynaecologist in future and I believe my knowledge of ICT will enable me practice my profession better, make me more innovative and render quality health care services,” she said.
Her Instructor, Mr Nelson Osamudiamen described Ozoifu’s love for ICT as incredible.
He said she had been able to learn how to design website and he was going to teach her Java and other related programmes so that she could also be a website developer.
Osamudiamen urged parents and the Federal Government to create the enabling environment for children at very young age to learn ICT.