Akirachix’s Home Visits

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view - until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” - Harper Lee AkiraChix aims to not only conduct training programs for young women but to also foster meaningful relationships with them. We purpose to provide an [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

First Semester down, two more to go for the AkiraChix training program!

This journey began in October 2015(as it does every year). We received more than 60 applications, and successfully recruited 16 students from the pool of applicants, in what was a series of meetings with AkiraChix trainers, aptitude tests and face to face interviews with potential candidates. We deliberately selected a smaller pool of students this [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:00+00:00 April 5th, 2016|AkiraChix, Technology, Training Program|0 Comments

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 [...]

AkiraChix’s 2015 in Review

Happy 2016 and new month from the AkiraChix team. The last quarter of 2015 was fairly busy for AkiraChix. Here are some highlights of what we worked on at the end of the year African Women in Technology Conference, hosted by AkiraChix 2015(AWTC15) On November 14th, 2015, AkiraChix hosted its second annual African Women in [...]

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 [...]

Why you should be an AkiraChix mentor

We recently put out a call for applications for AkiraChix mentors, and have received an overwhelming response. With one more day left to apply, we thought it best to give a deeper explanation on what the aim of this mentorship program is, and the kind of individuals we are looking for. We work with a [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:03+00:00 May 25th, 2015|AkiraChix, Community, Mentorship, Training Program|4 Comments

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 [...]

AkiraChix Training Program 2015: Call for Applications

We're just about to wrap up this year's training program class of 2014. Its been an amazing year of discovery and learning for our students, and we're eager to see them run out into the wild and apply all the skills we have taught them over the past year. We're now looking for the next [...]

By | 2015-01-05T12:34:27+00:00 November 3rd, 2014|AkiraChix, Training Program|3 Comments