Hello great Nigerians, good afternoon and welcome once again to our Rebrand Nigeria Series.
There was a time that technology innovations were regarded as job for the men. However, in recent times, women have become part of these innovations and young Nigerian women are not lagging behind too.
Meet Elizabeth Kperrun, the Benue State born Nigerian that has designed technological solutions to provide the most disadvantaged children with access to knowledge, so they may learn English, but also local languages.
She is the founder of Lizzie’s Creations, an outfit that develops mobile and web applications targeted at educating and enlightening women and children.
Her innovation, Zenafric, is a series of apps that teach toddlers and young children the basics of calculating and literacy in their native language using the local folklore.
Elizabeth is also the creator of AfroTalez, an interactive story-telling app that narrates traditional African folk stories to children, to change a particular narrative and Teseem, an app that teaches toddlers their first words and numeracy in local languages such as Hausa, Igbo, Yoruba and Swahili.
Kperrun has developed educational apps and animated video content for children in Africa. Using modern-day technology, her award-winning products help students understand the importance of preserving and promoting African culture.
In recognition of her contributions to educational development, Elizabeth has received numerous awards that include;
Recipient Commonwealth Innovation award 2019.
shortlisted for the 2019 Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, making her the first Nigerian woman to be selected for this prestigious award.
she was the recipient of the Education Award at the Second WIA World Summit in Marrakech September 2018.
A winner of the Program 54 of the Women In Africa (WIA) Initiative
In 2014, she was listed by Forbes in the “10 Emerging Women Entrepreneurs To Watch In Africa.”
We are proud of Elizabeth’s achievements and we are honored to celebrate her today as a Rebrand Nigeria Ambassador.