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Cameroon-COVID-19: Student, 19, Builds A Factfinder Information Platform In One Day

A 19-year-old Full-stack Web Development student of the prestigious, IT institution in Cameroon, the Seven Advanced Academy located in Bali, Douala, Awa Donacien, has created an up-to-date website in 24 hours, to inform Cameroonians with verifiable information on the evolution of the Coronavirus, COVID-19. The Institutions Communication Department has said.

The idea to create the platform came on the heels of school closure by the government as part of measures to curb the spread of the virus “Our school has been shut down following government measures to contain coronavirus. We now study from home using our internal online study platform known as Seven E-learning that is not yet opened to the public. As a young student developer, I have seen people in the quarter argue about the reality of coronavirus, people on social media circulate wrong information about the pandemic, and even journalists and bloggers miss give statistics of the virus in Africa and in the world.” Awa Donacien is quoted in a release from the school.

Awa said due to too many assignments, he quickly built the platform that gives real-life statistics around the world, “So I took out time one morning to build a curating platform that contains real-time statistics about the coronavirus in the world per country and also the measures to prevent the contamination of the virus. Since I had many assignments to submit I quickly built from scratch the platform in 17 hours”.

“I also went further to brief people on certain controversies surrounding the virus according to facts from trusted sources, ” says the developer of Awa Donacien.

Donacien is a full-stack web development student at Seven Advanced Academy which is a well known first-class IT training institute in Douala, Cameroon. Last year, he developed a new way of learning on youtube after complaining that the normal youtube has a lot of distractions when one goes there to study.

His project 7youtube has been appreciated by many users in Cameroon and was equally commended by engineers in the silicon valley. He plans to make bigger in the months ahead.

Know more about 7youtube here

When asked what technologies he used to quickly develop the platform the young student developer said, “I used React Js by Facebook, Materia design by Google, Bootstrap, Methro api and Firebase by Google”.

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