The AkiraChix team, led by the president arrived early at the Craft Silicon campus in preparation for the akishika launch.

The venue went from this

Plain tent

To this

Much Better

With the PA system in check, banners up and sits arranged in order, it was time to wait for the guests, students and parents to arrive. In the meantime, we decided to bond and reflect on the project.


With everybody on their sits, the MC ‘s of the day Jamila kicked off the event. Got a brief Introduction by Judy on then Linda introduced the Akishika project. John from Shika introduced his team.

Enough with the speeches, it was time for some entertainment, and the students did not disappoint.

There were  some lightening talks from the invited guests.

Gladys from computer aid gave the students some words of encouragement.

Catherine Nyambala from STEM Africa spoke on mentorship, opportunities and job placement.

Kaburo Kobia – Kenya ICT Board speaking on the grants, % of women who applied and using AkiraChix to reach their goal of targeting 30% of women

Priya, CEO and founder of Craft Silicon foundation speaking on the project and the partnership between AkiraChix and Shika.

Finally, the Akishika project was launched.

The Students

For more photos from the event, visit our Picasa Web Album photostream or this facebook album(via Infoafricanow Africa’s Web directory).


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