Meet 20-year-old Bernice who has developed an app for refuse collection

Meet 20-year-old Bernice who has developed an app for refuse collection

You may not need to open your dustbin with your hands anymore, or touch it at all; an app has been designed to help you do that.

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Meet 20-year-old Bernice who has developed an app for refuse collection

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This is being made possible by Bernice Agyirakwa Monney, a twenty-year-old Electric and Electronic student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

Bernice has come up with the idea of the ‘Smart bin’ project with which she aims at improving refuse collection in Ghana and enhancing sanitation.

The ‘Smart bin’ project comes with an application which when electronically fixed onto the dust bin, enables it to open and close by itself when someone approaches it.

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Also when the bin gets full, the app sends notification to a database, notifying the owner of the status of the dustbin, states a report by

Sharing her sentiments on her smart bin project, Bernice said her interest in hardware, software development helped her to come up with the app.

She also stated that her quest to improve sanitation in Ghana was also a motivation; adding that he yearns to complete the app development on time so the public can have access to it.

"I hope to finish the smart bin project soon and open it up to the public to improve sanitary condition in the country," Bernice stated.

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The young, hard working lady had no prior knowledge in app developing.

She had joined a hardware start-up, Dex Technology in Accra to learn ‘coding’, when school was on vacation in July this year.

She was on a three-month internship with Dex Technology where she learnt all she could about software and hardware

Eventually, she mastered the field of coding and decided to invent the dust bin app.

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