World Orphan Day; Coding for employability at ABC Children’s Home, Mathare

During this year’s World Orphans Day, The African Center for Women Information and Communication Technology (ACWICT) in partnership with The World Center for Orphans conducted a coding for employability session at the ABC Children’s Home in Mathare. Our objective for...
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International Women Day 8th March 2016

The International Women’s Day, was just the best time for ACWICT to celebrate the achievements it has so far made in bridging the gender digital gap in the society. On this celebration we exhibited The Intel® She Will Connect – My Digital Journey Platform.

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Intel She Will Connect

Intel She Will Connect Brand Ambassador Adelle Onyango, visited the beneficiaries of the program during induction session. Adelle is one of the most influential social media personalities in the country, she encouraged the young women to embrace technology, to connect...
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A second chance for Std 8 leavers in Kisumu County

“The County has the highest possible number of employable youths, and this is why we are equipping them with these skills to empower them set up ICT enabled enterprises,” said His Excellency Jack Ranguma.

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Castro Mbithi – Virtual assistant, Online work

Today, I am no longer seeking employment but employing others. Currently, I am working online as a Virtual Assistant working for various clients across the globe. The experience has been amazing, since I started engaging in online work… This has allowed me to pay school fees for my siblings and support my personal needs.

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Our work

IMG_1248“We work to address the challenges faced by high potential but disadvantaged women and youth to improve their education, employment, health and leadership opportunities reaching over 25,000 women and youth and impacting over 250,000 of their significant others annually.  We achieve this through partnerships with global and national technology companies, learning institutions, international development partners and Foundations.” Ms Constantine Obuya, Executive Director – ACWICT


ACWICT Areas of Focus

Youth Empowerment

youthIconIt is estimated that 750,000 young people enter the workplace annually yet only 15% get absorbed into formal employment leaving the rest of the youth cohorts (85%) to take up informal work and/or face the brunt of poverty. Read More

Education

Education-IconMillennium Development Goals 2 and 3 reflect the commitment that female education has a strong relationship with many other development indicators, and that education is an indispensable tool for women empowerment and the reduction of poverty. Girls’ education and the promotion of gender equality in education thus become vital tools for accelerating rural development. Read More

Governance

governance-icon Women’s performance in electoral processes and representation in other positions of leadership falls below par despite the realization of a new constitution (Constitution of Kenya 2010) that guarantees people’s rights and privileges including Affirmative Action. Increasing citizens’ participation in democratic processes is a key to sustainable development. This means ensuring equal participation between men and women in leadership and decision making processes. Read More

Health

health_icon2This implies that over half of Kenya’s population of 40 million people is aged below 24 years, with a larger proportion being adolescents’ ages 10-19 years. This is attributed to among others the high fertility and declining mortality rates experienced in the country over the past many years. Read More

Agriculture

Farming is the most important economic sector in Kenya, although less than 8 percent of the land is used for crop and feed production, and less than 20 percent is suitable for cultivation. Read More

Success Stories

Microsoft set to train 4,200 youth in computer science

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Breaking new grounds – acquisition of employable skills

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Leading By Example, Faith Chepkiror from West Pokot takes On The Digital Arena

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When you are learned, you are respected!

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I make my daily earnings from online work – Kevin Sakwa

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Youth Trained

Youth Employed

Families Impacted