AkiraChix Class of 2017 Kick Off!

After rigorous and competitive selection, 21 girls joined this year's training program cohort on January 9th, 2017 Orientation was conducted on January 5th, 2017, with both the team and students excited at what the future holds for these upcoming leaders.  With every year that goes by, we continuously seek to improve our training [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:15:56+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

A recap of 3rd annual African Women In Tech Conference

Every year, we host our Annual African Women in Technology Conference, with the hope that we can create opportunities for learning, collaboration and networking for women technologists, not only in Kenya, but Africa. Attendees registration at the Radisson Blue This year’s event was hosted on Saturday, 12th November 2016 at the Radisson Blu [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:15:56+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

On Transitions and New Beginnings

It’s been six years and seven months since I was a part of the AkiraChix story.  When we started AkiraChix I was and still am fueled by the desire to see a greater representation of women in the field of technology. We had our first AkiraChix meet up on 29th May 2010 at the iHub. [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:15:57+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|13 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 [...]

Foundation Course in Mobile Development, Web & Graphic Design

Over the last 5 years , AkiraChix has been running  fully funded technical training program targeting  young women from poor socioeconomic  backgrounds. These young women are those that have completed high school but due to financial constraints are unable to further their education. The training  aims to develop their capacity and skills in Computer Literacy, Web [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:00+00:00 March 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Women in STEM: Choices or Imbalances?

A dissemination of the findings of the report on factors that affect women in the uptake of STEM courses and careers. Download the FULL report here. Gender distribution in the field of Engineering in Kenya Akirachix in partnership with Research Solutions Africa  designed a research to contribute to the understanding of the factors [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:01+00:00 November 16th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Join in on the hugest tech Celebration on March 7th 2015

The iHub has put together what is going to be the largest tech party in Kenya, on the 7th of March 2015,  at the Arboretum grounds. Here’s the basic agenda for the day. 2pm – 6pm – Tech Job Fair and Showcase 6pm – 8pm – Food, Drinks and Awards 8pm – onwards – Music and Party We, [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:06+00:00 March 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Recapping the Gender and Technology Pop-Up Institute in Berlin

(Guest Post by Yvonne Oluoch, #IncYOUbateIT competition winner,  founder of Socially Keen Individuals Redefining the Tech Space (SKIRTS) and AkiraChix Volunteer) Gender and technology workshop hosted by Tactical Tech attendees. On 30th of November 2014, I left for Berlin to attend a Gender and Technology workshop hosted by Tactical Tech Collective courtesy of Akirachix [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:06+00:00 March 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Akirachix Class of 2015 Intake

Happy New Year Friends! We kicked off the year by welcoming the newest cohort of students to the fourth year of the AkiraChix training program earlier this week. We have 31 new students expected to graduate at the end of 2015. The selection process began late last year, happening in 3 phases. Phase 1: Involved [...]

By | 2017-05-23T17:16:06+00:00 March 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

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 [...]