Impressive! Five Kenyan Schoolgirls Invent App on Ending Female Genital Mutilation, to Fly to Google headquarters in California

This is really outstanding! Five Kenyan schoolgirls have come up with an App called I-cut, that could help put an end to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and they will be travelling to Google headquarters in California, USA to present it in a competition, hoping to win prize money of $15,000. They are the only Africans selected for the event.

The five teenagers aged 15 to 17, are the only Africans selected to take part in this year’s International Technovation competition, where girls develop mobile apps to end problems in their communities.

I-cut connects girls at risk of FGM with rescue centres and gives legal and medical help to those who have been cut.

Its simple interface has five buttons – help, rescue, report, information on FGM, donate and feedback – offering users different services.

Kenya is one of the most technologically advanced countries in Africa, known for its pioneering mobile money transfer apps.

Technovation, which is sponsored by Google, Verizon and the United Nations, aims to teach girls the skills they need to become tech entrepreneurs and leaders.

For more on this, see: howkenya.com

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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  1. Wow this invention is good. Bravo for the teenagers (girls) and hope pray they win the award.

  2. Ibeh Ifunanya Cynthia

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    Wonderful….
    Coming from Africa its nice….
    Keep it up girls
    #Insupport

  3. Nice….. Really impressive.
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  4. kudos to those girls. It’s a nice step.
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  5. Onuorah Adaeze Chidimma

    This is really nice these girls are awesome….it’s pretty impressive to know….
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  6. Wow ,girls of 15~17 years…..this is truly outstanding,so thoughtful of them.

  7. Ataka Fortunatus Tobenna

    Nice….. Really impressive, keep it up.
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  8. Omenuko Adaobi promise

    Nice one girls. African is getting there.
    Genital Mutilation should stop.
    Group 8

  9. Nigerian students should buckle up to make great things happen,
    Congratulations to those girls,Africans are doing great.
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  10. God give them wisdom to do more,
    And the rest of us too.
    Group 13.

  11. Nwankwo onyinye grace

    This is fantastic move… Keep it up

  12. Ifediniru Chidike

    Great one. You guys are really outstanding

  13. Udogu Ogechi Victory

    OMG!! you guys are good. keep it up.
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  14. The whole five girls are from kenya;those girls are really a great challenge to other African girls and beyond,i salute! so proud of you girls.
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