Kicking off the 2016 Mentorship Program

One of the recommendations that came out of a study AkiraChix conducted(Attitudes and motivations for women using technology & entering technology careers in Kenya) was that there’s a need to Foster young women’s confidence levels in STEM to make them feel capable. “By enhancing confidence in their abilities, they will be more likely build ability [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:00+00:00 March 29th, 2016|AkiraChix, Community, Mentorship|0 Comments

It’s Holiday time… and time to get into the incredible world of computer programming!

Our last bootcamp in December 2015 was filled with loads of fun and learning. We had students learning how to code with Arduino, resulting in students building a hardware project that involved setting up an alarm system for a house with sensors. A student demonstrates part of the Dec 2015 Arduino Bootcamp project [...]

Announcing our April 2016 Kid’s Tech and Arts Camp

We are pleased to announce that Akirachix will be hosting a children's Tech & Arts Camp during the April 2016 school holidays. Due to high public demand, this kid’s camp will be held for two weeks, as opposed to one week like previous camps. A student during our August 2015 Kid's Tech and Art [...]

AkiraChix’s 2015 in Review

Happy 2016 and new month from the AkiraChix team. The last quarter of 2015 was fairly busy for AkiraChix. Here are some highlights of what we worked on at the end of the year African Women in Technology Conference, hosted by AkiraChix 2015(AWTC15) On November 14th, 2015, AkiraChix hosted its second annual African Women in [...]

December 2015 AkiraChix Kids Tech and Arts Camp

This December Holiday, AkiraChix will host our Third Tech and Arts Camp. Dates: 7th – 11th December 2015 Venue: AkiraChix Space, Ground Floor Bishop Magua Center, George Padmore Lane, Off Ngong Road Time: 9:00 a.m – 4:00 p.m, Daily This camp will be a one week intensive training for primary school children on how to use Scratch by MIT, [...]

Coding with Arduino: Bootcamp for High School Girls!

It's that time of year when we host our high school bootcamps again :). We’re hosting a boot camp for high school between Monday November 30th, 2015 and Friday December 4th, 2015. CODING WITH ARDUINO! This end year bootcamp is tailored for young girls between the ages of 12 and 18, and will run from 9:00 a.m [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:01+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|AkiraChix, Community, Events, High School outreach|0 Comments

Announcing the 2nd Annual African Women in Technology Conference, hosted by AkiraChix

Last year, AkiraChix hosted it's inaugural annual African Women in Tech conference on 1st November 2014, with more than 300 people  in attendance, including women working in the kenyan tech industry, University students and education experts from various Institutions in Kenya. (See photos from last year's conference) Attendees of last year's conference. AkiraChix [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:02+00:00 September 16th, 2015|AkiraChix, Community, Events|0 Comments

Announcing our August High School Coding BootCamp

We’re hosting a coding camp for high school between August 17th, 2015 and August 21st, 2015. This bootcamp is tailored for young girls in high school, and will run from 9:00 a.m to 3:00p.m at the AkiraChix space, on the Ground Floor of Bishop Magua Center. The program cost is KES 2,000 per student. Lunch [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:02+00:00 August 5th, 2015|AkiraChix, Community, High School outreach, Technology|2 Comments

Changing communities, one woman at a time!

We would like to thank the the President of Kenya,President of the United States and the organizers of the Global Entrepreneurship Summit for giving us the platform to share the AkiraChix story. That moment on the world’s stage was a time to reflect on our collective journey and the impact we have had on young [...]

Join us for our first AkiraChix Design meet up!

AkiraChix is hosting its first Design Meet Up on the 19th of June 2015 from 5-7pm. The word "design" has traditionally been used to describe the visual aesthetics of objects such as books, websites, products, interiors, architecture, and fashion. Gradually, the definition of design has stretched to include not just artifacts but strategic services and systems. [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:03+00:00 June 11th, 2015|AkiraChix, Community, Design, Events, Meetings|0 Comments