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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

Join f3mhack Nairobi on 23rd May, 2015

(Guest Post by Yvonne Oluoch, #IncYOUbateIT competition winner,  founder of Socially Keen Individuals Redefining the Tech Space (SKIRTS) and AkiraChix Volunteer) On February 20th 2015, I facilitated a session on digital security and was privileged to have interesting discussions with an enthusiastic group of attendees.   We looked at different tools and tactics that you can [...]

Fortune favours the Akirachix woman: A #GGFest15 Recap

Guest Post by Evans Mbora Campbell of iHub. 25th April 2015 marked the Geek Girls Festival (formerly Girls in ICT Day). It was hosted at the iHub and masterfully choreographed by Akirachix. I had the pleasure of sharing a room with gifted, voracious, young minds: primary and high school girls, a few university students, the [...]

The Anita Borg Institute Announces the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration ABIE Award Winners

The Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a non-profit organization focused on advancing women in computing, announced the winners of the 2014 Grace Hopper Celebration ABIE Awards. Courtesy of http://gracehopper.org Each year, the Grace Hoper Celebration ABIE Awards give the technology community the opportunity to honor female leaders in the categories of technical leadership, social [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:16+00:00 August 7th, 2014|AkiraChix, Events, Galz in Tech|0 Comments