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We must appreciate that young people are full of energy, innovative and ambitious. Unfortunately, they are faced with major challenges in the realms of higher education, health, participation in decision-making processes…
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
“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.
Zuri Awards are sponsored by Barclays Bank of Kenya. Femme Hub interviewed her and this is what she had to say.
Winning this Award gives us an opportunity to have our story told to the rest of the world with increased partnerships as a possible outcome.
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.
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.
Youth groups from Trans Nzoia County, Kitale town were awarded start-up kits by The Africa Centre for Women Information and Communications Technology (ACWICT) in partnership with Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland and The Children and Youth Foundation. The...
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.
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
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 &...
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.