AkiraChix Design BootCamp has begun!

Despite the ongoing matatu strike in the country, young girls aged between 15 and 18 made their way to Bishop Magua Building this morning, ready and eager to get started on this design bootcamp, led by Nyandia Kamawe.

The girls registering this morning

They were introduced to AkiraChix by our president, Judith Owigar, before getting down to business.

Judith introducing AkiraChix

The training, which aims at introducing the girls to elements and principles of Graphic design, as well as exploring various means means of indicating visual elements in page design, runs from the 3rd to 14th of December of this year. Some students from the AkiraChix training program are also going to be helping out, giving them a chance to put into practice what they have learned in Nyandia’s design class over the past three months.

Nyandia introduces herself

Stay tuned for more updates as the girls embark on this design adventure :)

Have a look at some photos from this bootcamp.

Comments

  1. Hello, I’ve a niece of mine who’s in Form 1, and very fine artist. I wish she knew about this bootcamp earlier. Can she come tomorrow and just get a gist of what’s happening? I’m trying to help her set up her art gallery here: http://www.iamfatma.com

  2. AkiraChix Team :

    Hey Anthony, please get in touch with Marie Githinji via mgithinji@akirachix.com for discussion on this as soon as possible. Thanks!

  3. AkiraChix, this is a good initiative that you are undertaking. With this trend you are going to change many minds in Kenya and their perception of the current technology growth.
    Thanks.

    Jacob
    Chairman
    Association of Computing Students,
    Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology.

  4. Akirachix Design Boot camp camp was the best i wish i had that opportunity when i was in High school.We are hoping for more boot camps in the future so that we may empower more young ladies.God bless Akirachix for their mission to empower girls.

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