Facebook founder hail 10-year-old Malawian app developer Panache Jere: Team Malawi wins developer challenge supported by TNM

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg  has hailed a 10 year-old Malawian app developer, Panashe Jere for his achievements at the Facebook F8 conference where he also met him.

TNM's CEO Douglas Stevenson presenting an apple to smart kid winner Panache Jere

TNM’s CEO Douglas Stevenson presenting an apple to smart kid winner Panache Jere

Panashe created an app called ‘Talk to Me’ who learned to code at a Coding for Kids session at Malawi Hub.

This app converts input text into voice so children always have someone to talk to which won the Smart Kid Category of the TNM Smart Challenge Competition in Malawi.

For winning the TNM competition, Panashe earned himself a trip to Silicon Valley in the United States of America where he met Zuckerberg who congratulated the young developer for creating the app.

Zuckerberg later posted on his Facebook account about meeting the young Malawian saying: “this guy started coding earlier than I did.”

The Facebook founder accompanied the words with a picture of him meeting a seemingly thrilled Panashe.

Two developer teams from Malawi won a developer challenge supported by mobile operator TNM Malawi and Facebook, and were featured on F8’s international stage.

Facebook founder hail 10-year-old Malawian app developer Panache Jere: Team Malawi wins developer challenge supported by TNM

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9 thoughts on “Facebook founder hail 10-year-old Malawian app developer Panache Jere: Team Malawi wins developer challenge supported by TNM”

  1. Mboma says:

    Mkuluzikawoneka,once alomwe always alomwe, mlimi wa fodya

    here u are too qucik to differentiate that he is a ngoni from Mzimba and not a tumbuka yet a whole govt introduced a quota system to deal with Northern region and the criteria they used is the names from north, u mention any name they record that name to have come from north, but here they are very quickk to separate just because the kid has achieved great in life!!!!! many northerners have been telling southerners and central region people that in north they are more than 12 tribes, tumbuka, ndali, sukwa, ngonde, tongas, but southerners are quick to say all people who hail from north are tumbukaz, but here they say he is not a tumbuka but a ngoni from Mzimba i cant understand this hipocrisy in this poor country called Malawi

  2. Mkuluzikaoneka says:

    Jere’s are Ngoni’s not Tumbuka. The problem is that everyone that comes from the north we think is a tumbuka. There are more than 10 tribes in the north

  3. Once alomwe always alomwe says:

    Nkhani siyamtundu wamunthu,koma mmalawi,ndi alomwe angati amene apanga zinthu koma nkuletsedwa,wina anatsegula wailesi analetsedwa mpaka kufuna kumangidwa,kodi atumbuka kamtundu akakan’ono malawi yonse mudzasiya liti kuzikonda ndi tsankho? MALAWI UNITE

  4. dzina langa says:

    woe to yee who find comfort in uttering racial comments to fellow Malawians. stay where you are and let Him who created you punish you and your lineage!!!

  5. Mlimi wa fodya ineyo says:

    Kkkkkkkk guys, lets just congrats the boy, he is not atumbuka he is a malawian, shaaaa mulungu akudalise m’phwanga

  6. Simbazako says:

    This is great. Malawi should encourage this kind of talent. This kid will go far.

  7. ZAKO IZO says:

    ZIATUMBUKA SIZIZATHEKA AMWENE. CHICHEPERENJI CHIMWANA. VANTHU IVI NVODALITSIKA DALA. NANGA MWANA WA DAUSI, MWANVEKHA, WINIKO, CHAPONDA ANGAPANGE ZIMENEZI

  8. Chilungamo Chimawawa says:

    koma mutumbuka sazatheka, osawapasako alomwe mpata iyayi kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

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