The first cohort of 887 young people trained by ACWICT under the Ajira Digital Program pass out

Already the first cohort of youth have successfully completed training and most of the Ajira Digital Program beneficiaries are attesting that the training met their expectations and the skills earned will have a tremendous impact on their lives.

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.

Photo Gallery: Vusha Girls Programme in action

Our training cycles last for only 3 months, equipping target beneficiaries with the 21st century skills highly relevant for them to succeed in both business and world of work which keeping them safe from HIV infections. See Vusha Girls Programme in action…

Microsoft Corporation and ACWICT Annual Kids code event

Everyone always has something new to learn and what was more important is for the children to cultivate an interest in coding even when they are on their own, encourage their friends to try an hour of code.

State set to train 1m youth in digital literacy project

The programme was initiated last year with the support of Google, Microsoft and ACWICT among other partners. About 3,000 youth in Kisumu County have received training in Digital Literacy Skills to help them get jobs.

Ngazi Program’s 1st Graduation in Trans Nzoia County

The graduation marked a huge personal milestone to the beneficiaries and their significant others. For many it was a renewed hope of empowerment, never had they imagined that they would have an academic graduation ceremony.

Changing mindsets is as important as giving young people opportunities

Michael shares idea on the Digital Literacy Training Programme launched in Kisumu County in 2016, that trained 1,400 young people who did not complete secondary education, but has a good primary school certificate

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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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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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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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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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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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.

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.


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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Success Story – Maximilla Anyango

“I love my job, and I want to start my own salon. Had I not joined the program I would be working as a house help and people would look down upon me,” says Maximilla. She is now able to support her family adequately and she is also working on setting up her own business.

Joyce: What I learnt from the Africa Code Event

I have already started incorporating the design thinking aspect based on human centered design. This was after drawing lessons from past experiences where we developed systems that were not custom for the African social needs.

Beth Wangari – Africa Code Event

My time in Egypt was worthwhile; as I was able to network with experts in the field of Computer Science. Based on my skills and interests, I was advised to focus on being a software engineer. They also could not emphasize enough the need to understand one computer language and perfect on it.

Entrepreneurship & Business Plan competition in Busia

One reason as to why many business plans owned by the youth fail to take off is because of lack of start-up capital. In order to assist the youth to get these entrepreneurial ventures on their feet, ACWICT, The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland & The Children and Youth Foundation awarded youth groups with startup kits.