Shillong(Meghalaya), Feb 27: Nine-year old Shillong girl Meaidaibahun Majaw has been selected to visit Silicon Valley in California USA to make a presentation of the anti-bullying app that she has created.
Meaidaibahun, a class IV Student of Loreto Convent is one among 12 students shortlisted by WhiteHat Jr. WhiteHatJr is an edtech platform teaching coding to 6 -14 year old children.
She will be meeting Google scientists and Waymo engineers and presenting her idea to venture capitalists from Nexus Ventures and Entrepreneurs and Owl Ventures.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma congratulated the student on her achievement.
“Ecstatic to learn that MeaidaibahunMajaw #Meghalaya’s 9yr old genius who created an anti-bullying app to help victims report cases of #bullying anonymously to parents and teachers is among the 12 chosen ones to go to #SiliconValley. A dream come true for Meai. So proud of her,” the Chief Minister tweeted.
Meaidaibahun is a part of a group of 12 Indian children who will be going to Silicon Valley as a part of online technical educator White Hat Jr’s Silicon Valley Program.
The winners were selected from a list of 7000 entries across India. The twelve winners will start their trip to Silicon Valley in May, this year.
Meaidaibahun who is lovingly called ‘Mae Mae’ shot to fame when she created the anti-bullying app, which helps children report their bullies anonymously and alert their parents, teachers, and friends about the same.
She was also recently felicitated by Union Human Resources Development Minister, Ramesh PokhriyalNishank during his visit of to NEHU.
While learning coding on the WhiteHatJr platform, Mae Mae thought of using her learning to create an app to help other kids fight bullies.
Once logged in, the child can anonymously share details of the incident including the name of the bully and give detailed explanation on how they were mistreated.
This will notify their parents and teachers and encourage them to take necessary disciplinary action to nip the problem in the bud.
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