The codeHive Program

codeHive is the AkiraChix signature program. It is a one-year fully subsidized residential hands-on technical training program. It provides education and economic opportunity to young women between 18 and 24 years from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds who have completed high school education, unable to further their education due to financial constraints.

In 2021 we intend to recruit 70 highly motivated young women from across Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda’s underserved communities. And offer market-ready technology training, entrepreneurship, life-skills and leadership training. Our students in the codeHive program also receive mentorship from East Africa’s leading names in technology and business and go on one-month work experience. They also get to attend and network at East Africa’s leading technology conferences and workshops.

As part of the program, we also push our students to not only learn but innovate. As part of graduation, students are all required to produce market-ready prototype solutions. And also support our students to find a work placement and for those entrepreneurial in heart, we also offer them 6-month incubation space on campus to set up their enterprise.

The next opening for application for the codeHive program will be in 2021.

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To be eligible applicants must

  • Completed High School no later than 2019
  • A High School certificate as proof of graduation from an institution recognized in your respective country by the Ministry of Education,
  • Be a young woman aged between 18 and 24 years in January 2021,
  • Fluent in English both written and spoken,
  • Be a resident of Kenya, Rwanda or Uganda,
  • Have a passport or National ID of your respective country of origin,
  • Interested in technology or its use in bringing change to communities,
  • Available full time from January 16, to December 1, 2021 and willing to live on the AkiraChix campus throughout the program,
  • Be a changemaker and committed to service in your community,
  • Demonstrate leadership i.e. be able to demonstrate your involvement in leadership activities in your community i.e. at school, church/mosque/temple etc