ACWICT News

So much has been happening at ACWICT

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.

Microsoft and ACWICT partner to train their children on coding

ACWICT in partnership with Microsoft have for years championed coding for employability initiatives aimed at promoting young people’s interest in learning how technology works so that they can pursue careers in computer science related fields. Both organizations felt the need to give back to their dedicated staff members by introducing their children into the tech savvy field

The Global Conference Social Media Week

ACWICT participated in last year’s Global Conference, Social Media Week Independent Nairobi plenary session, youth Engagement Forums, Workshops and Masterclasses. Social Media Week is a Global conference that takes place in over 20 cities worldwide with Nairobi &...

Young women coding for an HIV/AIDS free society

In commemorating World AIDS Day 2016, ACWICT trained 39 exceptional young women from the informal settlements of Nairobi & Kisumu on Life skills for Reproductive Health, HIV transmission and associated risk factors and Coding skills.