Reflecting on impact of AkiraChix

By Emily Achieng' I want take a moment to capture and reflect on moments that so much mattered to me. Moments spent at the Akirachix. Moments that made me deeply learn about myself in a humbling way. Akirachix, a place that gave me the urge to always retain focus and never look back. A place [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:15:57+00:00 July 29th, 2016|Community, Technology, Thoughts|0 Comments

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

MY EXPERIENCE AT KADOLTA

By Caroline Mwende (Current AkiraChix student Class of 2016) My name is Carol, and this is my transforming and life changing experience at Citam Kadolta camp. I received an email from my communication skills facilitator informing us we would be attending a boot camp. Trust me when I say that I freaked out, reason been am an indoor kind [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:15:58+00:00 June 9th, 2016|AkiraChix, Thoughts, Training Program|0 Comments

My boot camp experience

By Martha Saka (Current AkiraChix student Class of 2016) Linda, AkiraChix co-founder announced earlier this semester that we would be attending a boot camp. You can imagine the anticipation and curiosity that filled our minds at the moment. Having never attended a boot camp before, to us it meant probably coming up with a new program, [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:15:59+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Community, Events, Thoughts, Training Program|0 Comments

Abundance Within You

By Lavet Adhiambo (Current AkiraChix student Class of 2016) You never really know how much is within you or around you until you self search. Linda one of the Akirachix Co-founders confirmed that the long awaited camp was happening at the Kadolta camping site located in Kiserian. The first thing that came to my mind was damn! That place is [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:15:59+00:00 June 6th, 2016|AkiraChix, Community, Events, Thoughts|2 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 [...]

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

Weaponized Social in Nairobi

This post is written by Willow and Javier of Aspiration,the US-based NGO behind Social. Thanks to the hospitality of AkiraChix, we are bringing Weaponized Social to Nairobi on May 2 We hope to have conversations about online interactions digital conflict resolution, and the weaponization of the internet. “Weaponized?! But the internet is amazing!" you might [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:04+00:00 April 23rd, 2015|AkiraChix, Events, Thoughts|0 Comments