A day at Akirachix by Judy Njiiri

Judy Njiiri Class of 2016 My day starts at six in the morning and some of us are usually in class early doing their personal duties, complete assignments, and some just can’t stand the environment at home. Classes begin at 9am with a word of prayer led by the student on duty.  Our first break [...]

A day at Akirachix Training Program

By Martha Saka  Class of 2016 My name is Martha Saka and I am a student at AkiraChix training program. We are going through a one-year intensive course in programming, design and entrepreneurship skills with the objective to equip us with knowledge that will propel us to find financial liberating opportunities and escape the trap [...]

June Foundation Course has began

This last week on Monday the 6th of June, we commenced our second certificate class with an energetic group of cohorts all eager and ready to learn. The first week was introduction and briefing on Graphic Design, Web Design; Front-end development and Back-end development, Mobile application development and finished off the week with a lesson [...]

MY EXPERIENCE AT KADOLTA

By Caroline Mwende (Current AkiraChix student Class of 2016) My name is Carol, and this is my transforming and life changing experience at Citam Kadolta camp. I received an email from my communication skills facilitator informing us we would be attending a boot camp. Trust me when I say that I freaked out, reason been am an indoor kind [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:15:58+00:00 June 9th, 2016|AkiraChix, Thoughts, Training Program|0 Comments

Abundance Within You

By Lavet Adhiambo (Current AkiraChix student Class of 2016) You never really know how much is within you or around you until you self search. Linda one of the Akirachix Co-founders confirmed that the long awaited camp was happening at the Kadolta camping site located in Kiserian. The first thing that came to my mind was damn! That place is [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:15:59+00:00 June 6th, 2016|AkiraChix, Community, Events, Thoughts|2 Comments

Meet up with Esri

AkiraChix is excited to partner with Esri for this months meet up on the 29th June. The focus for this event will be on Geographic Information Systems (GIS). This will be an exciting opportunity to learn how to leverage the power of location in technology solutions. We will introduce the concept of GIS and its [...]

By | 2016-06-07T11:44:55+00:00 June 6th, 2016|AkiraChix, Community, Events, Meetings, Partnerships, Technology|1 Comment

Attitudes & Motivations For Women Entering Technology Careers In Kenya

Despite narrowing the gender gap in student enrollment at the primary and secondary school levels in Kenya, a wide gender gap exists in labour participation, in respect to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related careers. Course selection is one of the most important career decisions young women will make. From a study commissioned by [...]

Akirachix’s Home Visits

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view - until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” - Harper Lee AkiraChix aims to not only conduct training programs for young women but to also foster meaningful relationships with them. We purpose to provide an [...]

Foundation course for June 2016

Whether you're a beginner who wants to get started in web development, a designer looking to hand-code their concepts, or a marketer who wants a little more control over their CMS, you'll need to know HTML and CSS to get the job done. This 3 month course is the quickest way to get exploring. You [...]

We are six years old!

On April 24th, six years ago, AkiraChix was born! A Few young ladies who shared a common vision and passion for women and technology came together and AkiraChix was born. We are thrilled with our progress to date, and every day it feels like we have more and more opportunities to create the future of women [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:15:59+00:00 May 4th, 2016|AkiraChix, Galz in Tech, Technology, Thoughts|0 Comments