It’s no secret that Kenya is a hotbed of talent. Flying the Kenyan flag higher than ever is a group of 5 Kenyan school girls who will soon be heading out to google headquarters in the State of California, in the United States, after inventing an app to end Female Genital Mutilation.
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. 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.
I-cut connects girls at risk of FGM with rescue centers 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.