I recently had the honor of attending the launch of The Akishika Training Project by Akira Chix and The Shika Team.
The aim of the project is to provide IT education and skills to girls who are less privileged in terms of getting formal university/college education and training. This pilot plan is aimed at girls from the slum areas.
The students were keen and had the chance to listen to Gladys Muhunyo (Computer Aid Kenya), Robert Zdunczyk (Poland East Africa Economic Foundation), Catherine Nyambala (Stem Africa), Kaburo Kobia (Kenya ICT Board) and Priya (CEO and Founder of Craft Silicon Foundation)
This training will last 18 months, after which the girls will seek employment opportunities in IT.