News Release – AkiraChix Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant
Nairobi, Kenya – 28/11/2018 – AkiraChix, today announced it has received a grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc.
Through the grant, AkiraChix will increase the number of young women trained through the codeHive program from 25 to 50 in the year 2019. The Motorola Solutions Foundation awards grants each year to organizations, such as AkiraChix , which support and advance public safety programs and technology and engineering education initiatives.
“In our effort to empower generations of women, AkiraChix has trained 25 girls every year for the last 8 years as part of our codeHive program to be creators, drivers, leaders and decision makers in STEM. Starting 2019, we are increasing the number of girls to 50 which means we need more equipment, and resources to make it happen and this grant could not be timely enough” said Linda Kamau, chief operating officer of AkiraChix.
“The Motorola Solutions Foundation is honored to and privileged to support the work of AkiraChix,” said Matt Blakely, executive director of the Motorola Solutions Foundation. “We believe in organizations that are fostering innovation, building partnerships and driving change, and we’re proud to be part of the positive impact they’re making in communities.”
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● For more information on AkiraChix please visit akirachix.com
AkiraChix believes that access to education and training is of paramount importance for young women to support them in moving out of the vicious cycle of low-skills, low-productivity, and low-wage employment and as a pathway to bridging the gender gap in Information & Technology industry. Removing barriers to access to training and education, and addressing the specific needs of targeted young women, is thus essential for achieving highly competitive young women with 21st-century skills in information and technology. For more information on AkiraChix programs, visit our website: akirachix.com
About the Motorola Solutions Foundation
The Motorola Solutions Foundation is the charitable and philanthropic arm of Motorola Solutions. With employees located around the globe, Motorola Solutions seeks to benefit the communities where it operates. The foundation achieves this by making strategic grants, forging strong community partnerships and fostering innovation. The Motorola Solutions Foundation focuses its funding on public safety, disaster relief, employee programs and education, especially in science, technology, engineering and math. For more information on Motorola Solutions Corporate and Foundation giving, visit our website: www.motorolasolutions.com/foundation