codeHive logo



codeHive is the AkiraChix signature program. It is a one-year fully sponsored 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 but are unable to further their education due to financial constraints.


Applicants must have:

1. Completed High School no later than Dec 2022
2. Possess a High School result slip/ transcript/ photo of your results sent via SMS
3. Be a young African woman aged 19-24 years as on January 2024
4. Fluent in spoken and written English
5. Be a resident of Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, or the refugee communities in Kenya
6. Have either a passport, National ID, Alien ID, or Refugee certificate of your respective country of origin
7. Interested in being a changemaker in your community
8. Available full-time to live and learn in the AkiraChix Campus from January 27th to December 6th, 2024, throughout the program
9. Demonstrate leadership i.e be able to demonstrate your involvement in leadership activities in your community i.e at school, church/mosque/temple etc

The Instructors

The Instructors

Instructor John Owuor

John Owuor

Senior Developer, Twiga Foods

Instructor Hunter Achieng

Hunter Achieng

Software Engineer, Shara

Instructor James Mwai

James Mwai

Chief Technology Officer, Sky.Garden

Instructor Veronica Thamaini

Veronica Thamaini

Regional Programs, Wikimedia Foundation

Instructor Eric Asiago

Eric Asiago

Co-Founder & Product Designer, Three Ways

A day in the life

A day in the life

day in the life
day in the life
day in the life