Five Kenyan teenage girls who invented “I-cut”, an app to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) will visit Google Headquarters in California, U.S.A.
The app connects girls at risk of FGM with rescue centres and gives legal and medical help to those who have been cut.
According to Vanguard, organizers say the five teenagers (15-17) 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.
Stacy Owino, a contestant said “FGM is a big problem affecting girls worldwide. It is a problem we want to solve. The experience will change their lives. Whether we win or not, our perspective of the world and the possibilities it has will change for the better.”