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Dev Skwäd November 2016

This past week, we hosted teens  between the ages of 12 and 18 for Dev Skwäd. They worked in groups, creating engaging robotics projects. This camp was focussed on combining mechanical, electrical and software engineering to design, assemble, and program a robot using Arduino. Arduino is an open-source electronics platform based on easy-to-use hardware and [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:15:56+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|AkiraChix, Community, Events, High School outreach, Technology|0 Comments

Genius Skwäd November 2016

Genius Skwäd is a space where kids 6 to 11 years old get to explore science, technology, engineering and math with fun, hands-on activities. This past week provided an environment where kids used their own natural curiosity to make discoveries about the world around them. The kids learned how to create, and code a game using [...]

By | 2016-11-22T19:48:38+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|AkiraChix, Community, Creative, Design, Events, Kids Programme, Technology|0 Comments

A recap of 3rd annual African Women In Tech Conference

Every year, we host our Annual African Women in Technology Conference, with the hope that we can create opportunities for learning, collaboration and networking for women technologists, not only in Kenya, but Africa. Attendees registration at the Radisson Blue This year’s event was hosted on Saturday, 12th November 2016 at the Radisson Blu [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:15:56+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

High School Outreach at Limuru girls high school

Over the past few years, AkiraChix has been expanding it's reach with the high school outreach program, working in schools such as Kenya High, among others. The goal is to ensure that we're exposing as many young girls to opportunities within the technology industry as possible. This past weekend, we had the pleasure of visiting Limuru [...]

By | 2016-09-26T10:24:14+00:00 September 26th, 2016|AkiraChix, High School outreach, Partnerships, Technology|0 Comments

Recruiting AkiraChix class of 2017

Every year for the last 5 years, AkiraChix has the pleasure of welcoming a group of young, hopeful, young girls from all over Kenya for our one-year training program. This program has continued to be offered at no cost to the students with classes in Web Design, Mobile application design, Graphic Design, Hardware design, Life Skills [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:15:57+00:00 September 19th, 2016|AkiraChix, Mentorship, Opportunities, Training Program|19 Comments

Certificate Program – August 2016 Graduation

At the end of August, we were excited to watch as the 2nd cohort of students in our certificate foundation course graduate. This class began in June and ran through till the end of August. The students had the opportunity to get an introduction to Graphic Design, Web Design, Mobile Application Development, and Hardware Product [...]

By | 2016-09-19T19:52:19+00:00 September 19th, 2016|AkiraChix, Training Program|0 Comments

August 2016 Holiday Kids Tech Camp & High School Bootcamp

Game development session during the Kids Arts & Camp We have seen time and time again that play is a wonderful basis for learning. Our innovative approach provides fun, and affordable way to introduce children to technology. Just ask the families who visit us regularly – the kids enjoy themselves so much, they [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:15:57+00:00 September 6th, 2016|AkiraChix, Community, Events, High School outreach, Kids Programme|0 Comments

Foundation course for September 2016

AkiraChix is excited to announce that we are recruiting candidates for our 3rd edition of the three-month foundation certificate course to be held September – November 2016. We expect even higher attendance for this second installment and invite all interested participants to learn a little more about it by downloading this brochure. To reserve a slot simply fill out the [...]

By | 2016-08-14T13:58:45+00:00 August 14th, 2016|AkiraChix, Opportunities, Training Program|0 Comments

Kids Camp & High School Boot Camp

AkiraChix is hosting a one week coding bootcamp tailored for Kids and high school girls. The Kids camp will teach Game development and arts, while the high school will cover Python Programming.The Camp will run from 15th August to 19th August from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m at Bishop Magua Centre. Charges are Ksh.10,000 per [...]

Reflecting on impact of AkiraChix

By Emily Achieng' I want take a moment to capture and reflect on moments that so much mattered to me. Moments spent at the Akirachix. Moments that made me deeply learn about myself in a humbling way. Akirachix, a place that gave me the urge to always retain focus and never look back. A place [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:15:57+00:00 July 29th, 2016|Community, Technology, Thoughts|0 Comments