Making 'Situation' Better: 7-Year-Old Girl Convinces Educational App to Include Black Hairstyles Like Hers

Making 'Situation' Better: 7-Year-Old Girl Convinces Educational App to Include Black Hairstyles Like Hers

- The young girl was using an App known as Freckle during an online class and noticed it lacked hair for Black girls

- Bugg told her teacher the App should consider adding the aforementioned to customise her avatar

- The App heard her concern and duly acted on it in a move that excited Bugg

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7-Year-Old Girl Persuades Educational App to Include Black Hairstyles Like Hers
The girl suggested the App should have hair for Black girls and her request was granted. Photo: AP.
Source: UGC

Morgan Bugg, a first-grader at Edmondson Elementary School recently made sure the school's online program added a very important issue.

Legit.ng understands Bugg was part of Kelley Anne Joyner's online class using a program known as Freckle.

It should be noted the program is hailed because students who use it earn coins when they complete tasks such as reading and math problems.

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7-Year-Old Girl Persuades Educational App to Include Black Hairstyles Like Hers
Morgan sent her drawings to the App and they included some in it. Photo: Washington Post.
Source: UGC

Students can then use the online coins to customise their own personal avatars.

Well, it was through the program's(App) that Bugg realised there were no hairstyles for Black girls.

The girl had to talk about it when Joyner noticed she was a little sad during a brain break and talked to her privately.

Bugg told the teacher that she was frustrated because she did not see any Black hairstyle on the App to choose from.

The teacher asked what they can do to help and make her happy.

“What can we do? How can we fix this to make the situation better?” Joyner asked.
7-Year-Old Girl Persuades Educational App to Include Black Hairstyles Like Hers
The App initially didn't have hair for Black girls. Photo: Getty Images.
Source: UGC

Bugg suggested they should ask Freckle to add hair variations for Black girls.

“We can ask them to add Black girl hair,” Bugg said.

The young girl took it upon himself to draw a number of different hairstyles and forwarded them to Freckle and explained why they would be a wonderful addition to the App.

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The App considered her request, worked for it and finally responded with news that really excited the young girl.

“Our product team recently added more hairstyles to the Piggy Store-based directly on your feedback. Thanks again for sharing your insightful comments on how to improve the student experience on Freckle.” Freckle response read.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a Nigerian woman, Saadat Aliyu launched an android app that helps victims to report cases of sexual abuses.

The app, "Helpio App", was launched in 2020 on the play store, a Google-owned apps platform for android user.

According to Aliyu who is the founder of Shamrock Innovations, Women and Youth-Centric Tech Innovation Hub situated in Kano state, northern Nigeria, the app will help orphans and the less-privileged people to fight sexual abuse.

Source: Legit

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