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On Transitions and New Beginnings

It’s been six years and seven months since I was a part of the AkiraChix story.  When we started AkiraChix I was and still am fueled by the desire to see a greater representation of women in the field of technology. We had our first AkiraChix meet up on 29th May 2010 at the iHub. [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:15:57+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|13 Comments

April 2016 Kids Tech and Arts Camp: Week 1 recap

Last week, we kicked off our April 2016 Kids Tech and Arts Camp with a bunch of eager students and volunteers. During the morning sessions, lead Trainer Sharon Wangari taught the students how to develop websites using HTML and CSS. She opted to go the “hardcore route”, by teaching them how to code on Sublime [...]

By | 2016-04-12T08:24:46+00:00 April 12th, 2016|AkiraChix, Community, Creative, Kids Programme, Technology|0 Comments

Women in STEM: Choices or Imbalances?

A dissemination of the findings of the report on factors that affect women in the uptake of STEM courses and careers. Download the FULL report here. Gender distribution in the field of Engineering in Kenya Akirachix in partnership with Research Solutions Africa  designed a research to contribute to the understanding of the factors [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:01+00:00 November 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Kids Tech & Arts Camp

In our quest to broaden young minds by giving the applied technical skills over the years, one thing has become apparent to AkiraChix. We need to embed the seeds of encouragement from a very young age. This is why we have begun running a kids outreach targeting children between the ages of 7- 14 years, [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:02+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Creative, Design, Kids Programme, Technology|12 Comments

#IncYOUbateIT Competition: Including Women in Social Impact Technology

Together with Making All Voices count we held the IncYOUbateIt competition on November 7 that served to provide a platform through which women’s voices experiences and narratives are included in the conversation about social impact of technology. The participants in the competition had presented their projects at the inaugural Akirachix Women in Tech Conference on November 1. The #IncYOUbateIT [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:07+00:00 November 12th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

AkiraChix Receives Laptops Donation

On Wednesday 2 April Akirachix received a gift donation of 20 laptops from SIDA/ Fujitsu. SIDA's funding for our programs enabled us to carry out our third training program and secure space for our activities. These laptops will go into strengthening the High School Outreach Program. At the moment AkiraChix works with two High Schools: Precious [...]

Call for Concept Papers- AkiraChix Research Project

Deadline: March 31, 2014 Akirachix invites Kenyan organizations to submit applications for its proposed research project. Who can apply? Local organizations registered in Kenya that produce or share knowledge for development. Individuals are not eligible. Other important things to note Research projects must have at least 120 days between the call deadline date and the project start date. Grant duration [...]

By | 2014-02-24T12:38:15+00:00 February 24th, 2014|Community, Technology|0 Comments