A Kenyan girls’ team from Bahati Girls High School, in Nakuru county, comprised of Florah Njoroge, Santuria Karimi, Keren Mwangi Grace Maina and Eunice Mutai all in form three were shortlisted as Africas’ top team in the global tech challenge called ‘Link to bridging the gap in STEM careers’ technovation challenge under Safaricom Women in Technology initiative.
Team eaglesforever – as the girls team is called – are among hundreds of powerful ideas presented in Africa. They created an app called “Gochild” that provides child protection services to everyone under age 18 and can be used to report cases of physical and sexual abuse, neglect, and early marriage and also to find children lawyers to represent them at low cost.
The team will receive $1,000 scholarship to expand their idea as well as receive constant mentor-ship support.
Two Kenyan teams have previously emerged among the top submissions globally; Precious Blood Girls who emerged second in 2016 with a bus booking app while in 2017 Kisumu girls made a hit to the finals with an app I-Cut that seeks to curb Female genital mutilation(FGM).