‘There’s a place for you in this industry’, Google’s CEO tells the girls at the 2017 Technovation Challenge.
App helps users keep track of loved ones in case of emergency
The QamCare app helps users keep track of their loved ones. QamCare is a free analog of GPS-Watches but does not invade a user’s personal space, as only trusted contacts are able to see the user’s last location in case of emergency. QamCare originates from Kazakh word "Qamqor" which means care and support.
The Technovation Challenge was created to offer girls the chance to solve real-world issues
A team of girls from Kazakhstan behind the safety app, QamCare, have emerged as the winner in the Senior Division of the 2017 Technovation Challenge.
More than 11,000 girls from 103 countries formed teams to address issues in the categories: peace, poverty, environment, equality, education, and health. Earlier this month, the finalists traveled to Google’s headquarters in Mountain View to pitch their ideas to a panel of tech leaders and other experts. In front of 900+ supporters, educators, mentors and past participants, the girls behind the safety app were crowned the winners of the Senior Division.
QamCare helps users keep track of their loved ones. It is a free analog of GPS-Watches but does not invade user’s personal space as only trusted contacts are able to see the user’s last location in case of emergency. QamCar originates from Kazakh word “Qamqor” which means care and support. The team includes Aruzhan Koshkarova, Azhar Sultansikh, Dianna Zhanakbayeva and Diyara Beisenbekova.
The other finalist teams include:
- One Step Ahead (Education) from Armenia;
- PregCare (Health) from India
- Go Waco (Environment) from Kazakhstan;
- iCut (Equality) from Kenya
- Wishcraft (Poverty) from India
The Technovation Challenge, run by nonprofit Iridescent, in partnership with Google’s Made with Code and UN Women was created to offer young women from around the world the chance to code an app that solves a real-world challenge.
Below: Google CEO, Sundar Pichai, takes a selfie with members of the winning team.
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