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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

Wrapping up the design bootcamp

On 3rd December 2012, AkiraChix opened its doors to young girls between the ages of 14 and 18 for a two week intensive design bootcamp, led by an amazing designer and teacher, Nyandia Kamawe, flanked by some students of the AkiraChix training program, namely Diana Andai, Monica Nyambura, Eunice Katunge, Margaret Wakaba and Mercy Agosa. [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:29+00:00 December 18th, 2012|AkiraChix, Events, Meetings|6 Comments

Akirachix Training Project Graduation

A highlight of the ceremony was the presentation of the students’ final projects. The students used their newly acquired programming, web design and entrepreneurship skills to create websites that offered innovative solutions to relevant local problems. For example, “Soap ya Mtaa” website created a platform allowing local soap and detergent makers to reach a wider market through the internet. Mr. Obath was so impressed by the caliber of the presentations that he offered to follow up with the IT sector of the Kenya Private Sector Alliance to investigate which of the projects could be turned into real implementations.

By | 2017-05-23T17:17:08+00:00 August 8th, 2011|Events, Meetings|9 Comments

Akirachix July Meet Up

After the talk the ladies were divided into groups to come up with applications that can be turned into profitable businesses. They were then supposed to pitch the applications to the other teams. After the pitching session, the teams voted for the best app, the catch was that they could not vote for their own idea. We hope to highlight some of those working apps on this blog in the near future.

By | 2017-05-23T17:17:08+00:00 August 8th, 2011|Meetings|0 Comments