ACWICT participates in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, 2017

At least one in every three women have experienced violence. The vast majority of this violence is committed by their husbands or male partners. Gender-based violence transcends borders and cultures: It not only affects the well-being of individuals, societies and...

This year ACWICT in partnership with CMMB commemorated the International Day for the Girl Child under the theme “Girls Progress EQUALS Goal Progress”

Introduction The International Day for the Girl Child is a very special day not only for girls, the government and organizations working towards improving the quality of lives for girls around the globe. It gives all parties the opportunity to reflect upon...

Vusha Girls Holds its first Graduation Ceremony in Nairobi and Kisumu

Vusha Girls held its first graduation ceremonies in both Nairobi and Kisumu Counties for its first cohort of beneficiaries on the 15th and 21st Sep 2017 respectively. Vusha Girls Employability Program is a DREAMS Innovation Challenge solution, which is funded by the...

VUSHA Girls Conducts Voluntary HIV Testing & Counselling

Employment is the surest way for young women to achieve their financial independence and shun away from using sex as currency or tolerating sexual infidelity all together and gaining pathways out of poverty. The Vusha Girls Employability Program is a workforce...

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Digital Marketing training for young women

ACWICT Equips Over 4500 Young People With Online Work Skills Under The Ajira Digital Program.

ACWICT commends the participants for staying disciplined throughout the training and giving it the seriousness it deserves.

ACWICT featured on the The Aid and International Development Forum (AIDF) 2017 edition guide on “Solutions That Save Lives and Support Development”

The guide offers a list of the most innovative solutions from mobile applications and data management tools to portable water purification treatments, solar powered energy supply and sustainable building materials for emergency shelter. It also includes innovations in emergency management, procurement and sourcing of essential aid supplies, healthcare equipment and medical devices, agriculture and education.

 

About us

“To promote women and youths’ access to and knowledge of ICT as tools for sustainable development.”

We work in partnership to address the challenges faced by highly potential but disadvantaged women and youth in Kenya and regionally to improve their education, employment, health and leadership opportunities reaching 25,000 women and youth impacting over 250,000 of their significant others annually.

 

What we do

Youth Empowerment

Since 2007, we have been implementing successful youth empowerment programs that target young people in their transition point from primary school, high school, vocational and tertiary education to the world of work.

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Education

Our goal is to support marginalized girls to complete secondary school education and access better livelihoods. We plan to train 10,000 marginalized secondary school girls aged 15-19 from various counties in Kenya.
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Governance

We have been involved in the constitution review processes and referenda culminating into the Kenya Constitution, general elections 2007 and 2013; and the gender and post election peace building after the 2007 general elections.
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Health

Our health interventions for young people aim to develop a fundamental set of skills and competencies to deal with complex challenges of health, development and sexuality.
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Agritrade

We utilize technology as a tool to create agricultural market efficiencies in Eastern Africa. We aim to network fishing, livestock and crop producing rural communities in the Lake Victoria Basin Region of Kenya with entrepreneurs, processors and agricultural service providers through an online web portal.
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AJIRA DIGITAL TRAINING: Train & mentor 10,000 youth in Kenya on Online Work

Under the program, ACWICT got the privilege to train over four thousand young people in both Nairobi and Kisumu counties, during the four weeks of training we experienced massive impacts on the beneficiaries’ lives and income generating capacities.

CODING SKILLS: HOW ACWICT IS USING CODE TO TRANSFORM LIVES

Hour Of Code

We host an Hour of Code every year to demystify computer science and encouraging millions to try it for just an hour.

Some of the mobile applications and websites developed in our programme have been bought by high-end corporate entities and County Governments.

Coding for HIV Free Society
We build the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that young women need to participate in productive work. Availability and accessibility to both formal or informal employment can be critical factors in deterring young women from transactional sex work and significantly decrease their exposure risk to HIV.

Day 11: 16 Days of Activism Against Gender based Violence

Preventing intimate partner violence by building skills Intimate partner violence is a global health concern and a human rights violation. Intimate partner violence prevention programs have the potential to significantly improve gender-power relations in communities...

Coding for a HIV Free Society

The Vusha Girls Employability solution provides a bridge to employment to these young women expected to lead to financial independence that will in turn decrease their risk for transactional sex and HIV. The young women, once empowered are expected to support their immediate family members and communities.

Videos from coding beneficiaries

Coding for a HIV Free Society
In Kisumu county, studies have established that women living and working in the fishing bays of Lake Victoria are exposed to a distinct form of transactional sex.

Do you know someone who needs this programme?

Applicants should be between the age of 18-24 years, a high school graduate, currently unemployed and living in informal settlements in Nairobi or Kisumu.

Coding for a HIV Free Society
Mobile App:  Beauty services App to connect beauticians and clients improving access to market for women.

Coding for employment
“I found my voice in ICT…” Janet from Kibera, Nairobi tells her story.

Coding for a HIV Free Society
Mobile App: An interactive app to learn more about HIV and connect PLWAs to the services they need.

Coding for employment
“The ACWICT Programme transformed me from a coffee hawker to a CEO.” Peter Njenga.

HOW ACWICT IS EMPOWERING STD 8 LEAVERS TO GET JOBS & BUILD BUSINESSES

Why Std Graduates

Geographic and gender disparities exist, particularly at the rural secondary school level. This is in part due to financial difficulties, indigenous, religious, and cultural values, poverty, early marriage, pregnancy, traditional practices (such as female genital mutilation) & gender-based violence .

What we have achieved so far
69% of our beneficiaries have been placed into jobs, internships and apprenticeships or provided financial support for their businesses.

182 beneficiaries have graduated after completing a 3 month training

13 Vocational Trainings Developed and Implemented

Stories from the ngazi programme

First Ngazi graduation was held in Tranzoia

We have proved that not having a high school certificate in Kenya only should not mean the end of achieving your dreams.

“Had I not joined the program I would be working as a house help” – Maximilla
David’s discountinued his high school education due to financial difficulties. Now having completed the training under the program, he has bid goodbye to all his financial challenges. “I no longer depend on my parents for financial support, in fact I am able to support them..” says David

Who we serve;
The youth are targeted with empowerment through technical, life skills, entrepreneurship and ICT skills training in 6 Vocational Training Institutes in the 2 counties..

know someone who would like to join ngazi youth programme?

To partipate in this programme one should be a Std 8 leaver living in Busia or Transzoia looking for vocational training, IT & Entreprenueship skills.

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