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

Kids Tech & Arts Camp

In our quest to broaden young minds by giving the applied technical skills over the years, one thing has become apparent to AkiraChix. We need to embed the seeds of encouragement from a very young age. This is why we have begun running a kids outreach targeting children between the ages of 7- 14 years, [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:02+00:00 July 15th, 2015|Creative, Design, Kids Programme, Technology|12 Comments

Recapping Weaponized Social in Nairobi

Guest post by Willow Brugh of Aspiration Tech. The second main Weaponized Social event occurred in Nairobi, Kenya on May 2nd at AkiraChix. We talked moderation, digital migration of television, and trolling the trolls. One challenge I ran into was that freedom of expression is so enthusiastically valued in both the stateside and internet freedom circles [...]

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 Graduation – Class of 2014

  It has been a great one year and 3months. In September 2013, we began searching for girls who would join and benefit from the training program. As compared to the two previous classes, we managed to accommodate 30 girls most of whom were between the age of 19 – 24 yrs. The girls came [...]

Inaugural AkiraChix Women’s Conference Recap!

We held our Inaugural Women’s conference on 1st November 2014 at Panari Sky Centre, with over 300 people in attendance, including a few men and students from Ngara Girls High school and Kenya High School. We also unveiled our new logo and branding. “She builds. She serves. She leads” Our keynote speaker, Juliana Rotich, Executive [...]

#IncYOUbateIT Competition in conjunction with Making All Voices Count

As you have probably heard, AkiraChix is hosting it’s first annual Women in Technology Conference(Sign up, limited spaces available) on November 1st 2014, celebrating african women in computing and discussing some key issues around women’s participation and contribution to the tech field in Africa. In honor of this event, AkiraChix and the Making All Voices Count [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:15+00:00 October 1st, 2014|AkiraChix, Community, Events, Technology|5 Comments

AkiraChix Women’s Conference: 1st November, 2014

AkiraChix is looking to host it's inaugural Pan African Women in technology conference in Nairobi, on 1st November 2014(Venue to be announced). The overall theme of this event is to celebrate women in computing in Africa. This event is set to target:- Undergrad students Women working in or seeking careers in the tech industry Women [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:16+00:00 September 4th, 2014|AkiraChix, Community, Events, Technology|3 Comments

AkiraChix Receives Laptops Donation

On Wednesday 2 April Akirachix received a gift donation of 20 laptops from SIDA/ Fujitsu. SIDA's funding for our programs enabled us to carry out our third training program and secure space for our activities. These laptops will go into strengthening the High School Outreach Program. At the moment AkiraChix works with two High Schools: Precious [...]