On January 16th 2019, five students from Kisumu Girls High School who invented the famous Female Genital Mutilation fight Mobile App will be honored with a major continental award.
The Girls who will be awarded in Nigeria’s Abuja city are Stacy Owino, Purity Achieng, Ivy Akinyi, Synthia Otieno and Macrine Otieno.
They were picked as winners by Daily Trust’s African of the year award committee under the leadership of former Botswana president Festus Mogue for inventing the life changing app.
“The girls were selected out of several dozen nominees, for innovation of the mobile application called I-cut,” said Daily Trust African in a statement.
The I-CUT App links girls at the danger of the barbaric act to FGM rescue centres
The girls will also be awarded with 2.5 million shillings on top of the award.