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Foundation Course in Mobile Development, Web & Graphic Design

2017-05-23T17:16:00+00:00

Over the last 5 years , AkiraChix has been running  fully funded technical training program targeting  young women from poor socioeconomic  backgrounds. These young women are those that have completed high school but due to financial constraints are unable to further their education. The training  aims to develop their capacity and skills in Computer Literacy, Web [...]

Kids Tech & Arts Camp commences

2017-05-23T17:16:19+00:00

Monday 7th April 7:30am at the junction shopping mall parking lot, a Kenya Bus Service is slowly filling up with young children between the ages of 7 and 13. As is expected very few conversations since the kids do not know each other. One and a half hours later, we are in a house compound [...]

Kids Tech + Arts Camp

2017-05-23T17:16:21+00:00

Gone are the days it was fun making your own necklace using beans and strings, making your own football ball, Akirachix is re-igniting this experience but adding a little bit of tech as well. For 5 days, kids between the age of 7 and 11 will learn how to code using Scratch -making their own [...]

COME SCRATCH WITH US: CALL FOR TRAINING OF TRAINERS

2015-01-12T12:18:09+00:00

It’s never too early to learn programming skills! We as Akirachix believe this and that is why we are looking to start teaching kids to code. Did we just say teach kids to code? Yes, that’s right! With the help of “Scratch” a tool from the MIT Media Lab that is now a possibility. To [...]

Interested in Information Security? We’re offering a class!

2014-03-10T08:59:21+00:00

Many of you have reached out to us asking us if we offer specialised training courses beyond our free training program. We have been listening.. AkiraChix is now offering a professional development course on Information Security between April and June of 2014. This course of open to both men and women in the industry. This [...]

Young women that define success in the society

2017-05-23T17:16:22+00:00

Today, International Women's Day, is a day the world acknowledges the role women play in the society on a large scale. I get to spend the day with some youngins from different girls high schools in Kenya at the Microsoft Digigirlz event. Today, we focus on the girl child who could be a toddler, a [...]

Fare Thee Well Maureen

2017-05-23T17:16:23+00:00

Sunday 29th 2013 happened to be my saddest day of the year as I got to learn of the passing away of Maureen Chepchumba Chepkwony. Her death was sudden, caused by a fire that razed down a section of Deep Sea slum in Westlands. Maureen was a very humble, smart and hardworking young lady. She [...]

Google Code-In Contest

2017-05-23T17:17:04+00:00

Today, I embark on a journey with four amazing ladies from Precious Blood Secondary School. 48 days of learning from the open source community or what Joi ito would call “the community of happy weirdoes’”.  These bright and confident ladies are participating in a contest dubbed Google Code-in. This is a contest to introduce pre-university [...]

The year comes to an end with goodies

2017-05-23T17:17:10+00:00

At the end of the month of October and beginning of November 2010, the Akirachix team together with the students taking part in the Akirachix led training program experienced a super low moment. Classes had to come to an end due to lack of learning space and computers. We had to do with the few [...]

The Google Networking Session

2010-09-06T18:07:26+00:00

Sitting in at the iHub for the google networking session with about 30 team members from Google who are in the country for G-Kenya that is going on at strathmore University and several other regulars of the iHub and of cause the AkiraChix fill these numbers as well. On the high chairs is: Erik Hersman [...]