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Team of Kenyan girls finish second at Technovation Challenge 2016

A team of 5 Kenyan girls, from Precious Blood, finished second in a global mobile technology competition. The five developed an app that provides booking solutions for travelers.

Sniper Team, a group of 5 Kenyan girls, finished second at the Technovation Challenge 2016. The challenge involved creating mobile solutions to address problems faced in society and was open to girls from all over the world.

The high school girls were selected among the finalists thanks to their M-Safiri app. This app was developed through App Challenge by Safaricom Women In Technology (WIT). The Precious Blood students beat competitors from 10 other girl schools in Kenya.

The Kenyan girls; Priscilla Wambui, Laura Ayushi, Victoria Kanan, Gladys Wairimu and Harriet Karanja, said in their pitch video that they planned to provide a reliable and convenient way of booking bus tickets.


“We plan to provide a reliable and convenient way for citizens to book vehicles and channel transport payments so that the long queues that are usually in booking offices can come to an end.”

They were nominated in the high school category, which was won by a team from Mexico. Sniper Team hopes to expand their app to include train and air travelers. They have already incorporated Google Maps on their app to assist foreign tourists know their way around.