Schoolgirls to fly to Google HQ after inventing app to end Female Genital Mutilation – Independent

Animated chatter spills out from a corner of tech giant Google’s Nairobi offices as five Kenyan schoolgirls discuss their upcoming trip to California where they hope to win $15,000 for I-cut, an app to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

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.

“FGM is a big problem affecting girls worldwide and it is a problem we want to solve,” Stacy Owino told the Thomson Reuters Foundation, while snacking on chocolate on a break from boarding school before flying to the United States on August 6.

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  4. Roulette says:

    I’m so amazed at reading this. That only teenagers have done this. I think they have a great IQ that’s why they have done this. Otherwise, there are so many examples that the peoples have done many courses but they didn’t make anything like this. Once again I wanna say that to little girls congrats and keep it up…

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