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10 Year Old Who Is Creating An App To Solve Health Problems

“There is no passion to be found playing small-in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”

– Nelson Mandela

As humans, we are born with immense capabilities and potentials to solve the different myriads of problems that the world faces. Unfortunately, many go down to the grave without scratching the surface of their potentials or birthing the “giving fully” of themselves largely due to fear and perhaps environmental settings. In this changing age, many young people are still filled with the thoughts that they can only change lives when they get a degree from a university, while this is true to an extent given the nature of jobs, not everyone needs to attend a university to influence lives. Today’s article is about a ten-year old prodigy who is creating a niche for himself and is also inspiring others to challenge the status quo.


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Joshua Agboola is a young programmer, web developer, and tech enthusiast. He provides webs solutions and mobile app solutions to solve business problems while running a YouTube channel where he helps kids and adults overcome the phobia for coding by teaching it in a fun and easy to learn way. Apart from coding, Joshua is also a public speaker who has spoken on technology topics at the ICTEL EXPO 2019 (themed: The Fourth Industrial Revolution) of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Speaker Convention at Eko Hotels and Suites. For someone of his age addressing CEOs and top business players in the IT industry, this is beyond wonder.

Speaking on his journey in tech, he said he started coding when he was 6 years old at Genius Academy where his father solicited for a curriculum that he can work with considering he was half the age of most of the students there. At the end of the class, he was able to achieve so much despite his age. At age 7, he went to CCHub to learn scratch coding and from there he built several projects and game using the Scratch software. With a lot of coaching and restructuring of school, he is proficient in HTML, CSS, Java, Javascript, C++, PHP and some basic Python. He has also built a lot of websites, one of which he did for his alma mater – De Joyland Schools

Although he attends mainstream school 2 days in a week, he attends coding and entrepreneurship classes for the remaining 3 days at Semicolon Africa where he is currently on scholarship to learn software development with his sister, Deborah acting as his guide.


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Joshua has a dream of using technology to create a better world for centuries to come. Fueled by the loss of his aunt to breast cancer due to poor diagnosis, he is creating an app called Bridge Doctor. With Bridge Doctor, home remedies for ailments can be searched for and used to improve the health of the users or their loved ones.

With massive support from his parents and siblings, Joshua has been able to fully live his life in spite of the limitations he would have faced in a society like Nigeria. The story of Joshua gives hope that there are ways to beat the odds and create platforms for our children to be able to compete in knowledge and insights with their peers from developed countries.

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Aanuoluwapo Olajide

Aanuoluwapo Olajide is a freelance writer who believes that words are fundamental blocks and are the force of life and death. She is a tech enthusiast, fashion designer and a lover of words.

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