Sistahood app that keeps female students safe on campus

Four BCom Information Science students at the University of the Western Cape designed the Sistahood watch app to help keep female students safe.

The four won a hackathon contest hosted by the UWC’s Information Systems (IS) Department.

Speaking to CapeTalk's Kieno Kammies, Yandisa Citwa says the app is still in its development stages and the aim is to address safety and health challenges that female students battle with on campus.

It connects students with one another and gets them to walk in groups, specially those staying off campus. It also has an SOS button that alerts campus security of any emergencies plus the student's location.

Yandisa says they need funding and sponsorship to create awareness and to make the app available to as many female students to keep them out of harms way.

Listen to the full conversation below:

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