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 [...]

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 [...]

Are you ready for Geek Girl Festival 2015???

In less than three days, AkiraChix will be hosting its recently re-branded AkiraChix Geek Girl Festival, and we’re more than excited about it! Tickets sold out within the first week of our announcement, and we have since added a few extra tickets. Our keynote speaker for the event will be Wangechi Mwangi, co-founder and CEO [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:04+00:00 April 22nd, 2015|AkiraChix, Community, Events, High School outreach|0 Comments

Introducing the Geek Girl Festival, hosted by AkiraChix

For the last two years, AkiraChix has hosted the Girls in ICT Day event, reaching more than 400 high school girls and connecting them with industry experts. Girls in ICT Day, hosted by AkiraChix in 2013 Girls in ICT Day, hosted by AkiraChix in 2014   This year, we’ve rebranded the [...]

AkiraChix Design Bootcamp – August 2014 Recap

As always, it was a week filled with lots of creativity, fun and learning. A group of 20 girls walked into the AkiraChix space on 18th August, 2014 a little shy and green on graphic design concepts. Throughout the week, Nyandia Kamawe empowered these teenagers by teaching what it takes to be a designer, and [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:16+00:00 August 26th, 2014|AkiraChix, Events, High School outreach|0 Comments

August 2014 Graphic Design Bootcamp!

Over the past few months, we’ve been working closely with Nyandia Kamawe and Abigael Wangui to give high school students a hands on introduction to design. We’ve been taking the girls through design thinking, and ultimately into designing posters for various school campaigns. This August, we’re hosting yet another one week intensive training for high [...]