Recruiting AkiraChix class of 2017

Every year for the last 5 years, AkiraChix has the pleasure of welcoming a group of young, hopeful, young girls from all over Kenya for our one-year training program. This program has continued to be offered at no cost to the students with classes in Web Design, Mobile application design, Graphic Design, Hardware design, Life Skills [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:15:57+00:00 September 19th, 2016|AkiraChix, Mentorship, Opportunities, Training Program|19 Comments

Foundation course for September 2016

AkiraChix is excited to announce that we are recruiting candidates for our 3rd edition of the three-month foundation certificate course to be held September – November 2016. We expect even higher attendance for this second installment and invite all interested participants to learn a little more about it by downloading this brochure. To reserve a slot simply fill out the [...]

By | 2016-08-14T13:58:45+00:00 August 14th, 2016|AkiraChix, Opportunities, Training Program|0 Comments

DIGIFY BYTES – DIGITAL SKILLS FOR YOUR LIFE + CAREER

AkiraChix is excited to partner with Digify Africa for a meet up on the 10th of August 2016. Digify will will show you the A-Z in digital marketing in 6 modules. INTRO TO DIGITAL MARKETING TRADITIONAL VS DIGITAL MARKETING INTRODUCTION TO SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMISATION (SEO) WEB DESIGN AND UX CONTENT MARKETING SOCIAL MEDIA To attend please [...]

By | 2016-07-20T11:46:52+00:00 July 20th, 2016|AkiraChix, Community, Opportunities, Technology|0 Comments

CodeFest 2016 – AkiraChix 3rd Annual Hackathon

AkiraChix is hosting its 3rd all-female hackathon. This year’s hackathon will focus on building solutions that foster Citizen engagement in matters of governance and security. The areas covered will be; Security: Physical, Food & Cyber Elections: Freedom of speech, Civic Education & Voter engagement The hackathon will start at 8am on Friday the 15th through the [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:15:58+00:00 July 11th, 2016|Community, Digital Security, Events, Opportunities, Technology|3 Comments

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 [...]

June Foundation Course has began

This last week on Monday the 6th of June, we commenced our second certificate class with an energetic group of cohorts all eager and ready to learn. The first week was introduction and briefing on Graphic Design, Web Design; Front-end development and Back-end development, Mobile application development and finished off the week with a lesson [...]

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 [...]

Foundation course for June 2016

Whether you're a beginner who wants to get started in web development, a designer looking to hand-code their concepts, or a marketer who wants a little more control over their CMS, you'll need to know HTML and CSS to get the job done. This 3 month course is the quickest way to get exploring. You [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]