AkiraChix is a non-profit organisation which offers young women hands-on technical training in market-relevant technology, entrepreneurship and life skills, to positively impact their lives and communities and close the gender gap in the technology field.
Yes, we believe that it is essential to bridge the gender gap in technology by providing women with an opportunity to acquire skills in technology to make an impact. This is why we are specifically focused on young women aged 18 to 24 in our codeHive program.
Free accommodation, extracurricular activities, meals, and personal amenities.
Training facilities including high-speed internet, biometric security control, and recreational centers
Access to health care, including group medical insurance.
Access to technology hubs and maker spaces in Nairobi for tech events and prototyping respectively
Access to a selected pool of mentors, for career advice and personal growth.
Access to 6 months incubation after the one-year codeHive program dedicated to finding and securing employment for codeHive graduates; as well as business mentoring and incubation for early-stage startups
The recommendation letter should be written by someone who knows you and is familiar with your contribution as a leader in your community. It can be drafted by your mentor, a religious leader in your community or any other trusted community leader. Your relatives, siblings or parents are not suitable neutral and objective recommendations for your application.
Yes, all successful candidates residing outside of Kenya’s borders are required to undergo a COVID-19 test. And have a Ministry of Health certified COVID-19 test certificate, which will be presented at the point of entry.