A DAY AT AKIRACHIX!!!!!

By Nancy Moraa (Class of 2016) Each day at Akirachix is a learning experience filled with excitement and activity. Our days are filled with loads of assignments and if I could buy time, I definitely would be in line to purchase. Our days are intense! Our classes usually start at 9 am from Monday to Saturday [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:15:58+00:00 June 24th, 2016|Community, Galz in Tech, Thoughts, Training Program|0 Comments

My boot camp experience

By Martha Saka (Current AkiraChix student Class of 2016) Linda, AkiraChix co-founder announced earlier this semester that we would be attending a boot camp. You can imagine the anticipation and curiosity that filled our minds at the moment. Having never attended a boot camp before, to us it meant probably coming up with a new program, [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:15:59+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Community, Events, 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

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 [...]

Powerful lessons on mentorship: A recap of the 2016 Mentorship pairing exercise

(Guest Blog post by Judy Alice King'ori, 2016 Mentor) Akirachix held a mentorship pairing exercise, dubbed "speed mentoring" on 9th April, 2015. We are excited for the start of our 2016 mentorship program! #Repost @angelaoduor with @repostapp. ・・・ Packed room :). About to start out Speed mentoring session. This is a matching exercise we are [...]

It’s time to hop onto the Geek Girl Festival 2016 train!

In less than 10 days, AkiraChix will be hosting it’s fourth annual Geek Girl Festival, on Saturday 23rd April 2016. Are you excited? WE ARE! We’re switching things up completely. While we’ve traditionally created a mix of talks and panel discussions with short learning sessions, this year, we’re going to be doing deep dive practical [...]

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

Join us for Geek Girl Festival 2016, hosted by AkiraChix

It’s that time of year again, when we bring together high school girls from across the country for a day full of technology, learning and fun! AkiraChix is hosting its fourth annual Geek Girl Festival on Saturday 23rd April 2016 The goal of this year’s event is to:- Inspire attendees to take up careers in [...]

Connecting with AkiraChix Training Program Alumni

In the last six years of AkiraChix’s existence, we have graduated 89 girls, and one boy from the AkiraChix training program, having trained 4 cohorts of students on programming, design and entrepreneurship in the hopes of developing their capacity and skills in computer literacy, computer programming (for both mobile and web applications), computer hardware, graphic [...]