Meet Nigerian Bukola Somide, who has created the first of its kind: a Computer Science Interactive Doll named Somi.
Somi (pronounced shaw.me) is a 14-inch doll whose mission is to teach young learners computer science concepts in a fun way, while also aiming to stop and prevent cyberbullying.
According to BlackNews, “the Somi STEM doll was designed based off of the looks of the main character in [Somide’s ] children’s storybook, Somi, The Computer Scientist: Prince Can Code. Like the character in the book, Somi is “a curious, bright, humorous, and beautiful young girl who has a natural interest in learning Computer Programming concepts from her mom.”
Creating the Somi doll holds a special place in Somide’s heart. She’s bringing “edutaining” (educational & entertaining) to those she feels are often overlooked.
“My passion is to bring computer science awareness to underserved communities while deterring cyberbullying.”
Apart from being an entrepreneur, Somide is a software engineer, author, Project Management, and an inspirational speaker.
To pre-order your Somi, The Computer Science Doll, visit https://www.innovant-tech.com/somidoll
NOTE According to BlackNews:
Mass production process of the Dolls is set to begin in March 2020 and quality-assured Dolls would be delivered to customers by August 2020. However, this is dependent on us selling a minimum of 1,000 units of our 14-inch Somi, Computer Science Interactive Doll by January 27th, 2020. Help us to achieve this goal. Share with family and friends on social media, email and by word of mouth. Refunds on all doll orders (minus credit card processing fees) would commence only if we do not reach our goal stated above.