We are building highly competitive young women with 21st- century skills in technology and moving them out of the vicious cycle of low-skills, low productivity, and low-wage employment. codeHive program is designed to build women tech leaders. Unlike every other coding Bootcamp, the program employs a holistic approach towards building hands-on technical skills and increasing the young women’s agency, the key recipe towards building a successful network of women who are building solutions for the problems in their communities.

codeHive Alumni Face-Off Challenge

The codeHive course is purposefully kept free to ensure the opportunity is open and accessible to the best candidates from disadvantaged backgrounds. We believe it gives dignity to the students and provides a concrete opportunity to provide a ‘hand-up’ to the next person on the ladder once they have successfully graduated from the program and finds gainful employment. Details of the honor system are shared with the selected candidates and a social agreement signed.

This year we are working with our alumni to fundraise USD 5,000 (KES 500,000) to support the next class of codeHive students as part of realizing the promise of their social agreement to give back to those coming after them in the program.

The Alumni Face-off entails:

  1. Alumni have formed two teams: Team Unida or Team Juntos
  2. Each team has 30 days to raise USD 5,000 (KES 500,000)
  3. To track the donations, team members contributing in Kenya Shillings will do so through mobile money payment to Safaricom Paybill No. 586 598
  4. With each deposit, group members need to use the group name Unida or Juntos as the Account No.
  5. The deposits will be tracked to gauge who is raising the most at any given time through the mobile money payment system
  6. The group which raises the highest amount in 30 days walks away with:
    • Bragging rights
    • Serve as AkiraChix's New Advisory Council for a year
    • Cool limited edition AkiraChix branded gear
    • Opportunities to represent AkiraChix at events or conferences
    • Access to AkiraChix Paid Programs

If you would like to join the fundraising challenge and need more information email us on info@akirachix.com