First Mexican girl to win Technovation Challenge

By Andrea Hablutzel Pelayo

Volunteering app wins international technology competition

Lilia Lobato Martinez is a Mexican high school student who at 18 years old has seen a need in our country, of people helping on different situations in the community, so she decided to do something about it, using technology as the main tool.

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Image by Pixabay.

She created an app that promotes volunteer work, called OOL, which can be found free of charge in the Google Play store, for the time being it is only available with an Android operating system and has almost 200 downloads.

With this project, Lilia has become the first Mexican to win the first place in the Technovation Challenge, an annual event that supports entrepreneur girls and teenagers from all over the world who are passionate about technology, through the creation of apps.

OOL is focused on social development, connecting passionate people that want to make a difference in the world by helping their community through volunteer work with people who need that passion for their aid projects, basically bringing NGOs closer to the community. It is based majorly in the appropriation of public spaces that allows citizens to have a better quality of life. Several companies and sponsors have joined the project in the past months.

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Screenshot from Google PlayOOL

The mobile app was developed since the beginning of the year, for about five months, along with her team, her teachers Erika Duran and Lourdes Gonzalez. The competition was held at the University of San Francisco; OOL app won a check for $10 thousand dollars, which will be used to impulse the project further.

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