The African Centre For Women & ICT

We work to address challenges faced by high potential but disadvantaged women and youth in Kenya and regionally to improve their access to education, employment, health and leadership opportunities.

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Passion Meets Opportunity – How a Great Mechanic was Born

A success story from Mercy who against all odds is now gainfully employed as a mechanic in Kisumu. Out of 900 applicants, she was among the 15 selected to join the prestigious Toyota Nairobi Academy after completing DREAMS Vusha Girls.

Edith – From a house help to a business owner

After completing a course in Fashion and Design with ACWICT, my group and I were declared winners of the Ngazi Entrepreneurship competition. Today we are all working on our business with increased earning

Catherine; I am all smiles, holding my shoulders and head high

Intel She Will Connect Program beneficiary set up a second-hand clothing store and now makes profits of between 300-500 USD a month

When you come from where I do, access to technology is a luxury

“My experience may seem weird to others, but when you come from where I do, having access to technology is a luxury. We have other priorities like accessing sanitation, employment, and housing amongst others,” says Dammy. Dammy Nafula hails from...

Training increased my online presence as a female journalist

After the training I felt like an empowered journalist who is much more educated, experienced, and rejuvenated to develop rich content that highlighted issues that both positively and negatively affected women in society.

I now operate an online beauty shop- Elizabeth

“Utachanuka lini?” (When will be enlightened?) This is the question that had haunted Elizabeth Opicha, a young bubbly woman from Kibera informal settlements, for a long time. This made her hunger for digital knowledge for she wanted to become an...

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ACWICT Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant

ACWICT Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant

Through the grant, ACWICT will work with 1,000 high potential but disadvantaged young women from poor and disadvantaged households in Kenya to enable them pursue careers in computer science and computer science-driven fields.

The U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator visits ACWICT in Kisumu

The U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator visits ACWICT in Kisumu

We hosted the delegation at one of our 6 Vocational Training Centres. 69 girls were in training at the time undertaking courses in Hair Dressing & Beauty Therapy, Electrical & Electronic, Food & Beverage, Motor Vehicle, Fashion & Design, Building & Technology as well as Information Communication Technology.

ACWICT receives an award from Intel®

ACWICT receives an award from Intel®

Our focus was to give hands-on practical skills rather than just teaching basic computer skills, we tackled how participants could use technology to gain meaningful employment, enhance their careers or start a business.

Reaching 25,000 women & youth annually

Since 2001, ACWICT has implemented various successful workforce development programs that provide women and youth with skills to gain meaningful employment in the job market.

Our flexible curriculum model includes training modules that adapt to the ever changing labour market while targeting young people at different levels of education including primary, high-school, and post-secondary/tertiary education.

Our programs offer job placement support to ensure that once trained, these youth are placed into jobs, internships and or apprenticeships.

So far, we have trained and secured jobs for over 125,000 women and youth in over 20 across Kenya including Nairobi, Kisumu, Siaya, Machakos, Kiambu & West Pokot.

Our Work

Vusha Employability  Program

Employment (whether formal or informal) is the surest way for the young women to achieve their financial independence and shun away from using sex as currency or tolerate sexual infidelity all together and gain pathways out of poverty

Vusha Girls Employability Program implemented by ACWICT is a DREAMS Innovation Challenge solution that is committed to providing a bridge to employment to 1000 disadvantaged but high potential young women from the informal settlements of Nairobi and Kisumu Counties so as to decrease their risk for transactional sex work and HIV infection.

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Ajira Digital Program

Under the program, ACWICT trained over four thousand young people in both Nairobi and Kisumu counties, during the four weeks of training.

Intel® She Will Connect

Under the program, ACWICT trained over four thousand young people in both Nairobi and Kisumu counties, during the four weeks of training.

Employer Mentor Program

Under the program, ACWICT trained over four thousand young people in both Nairobi and Kisumu counties, during the four weeks of training.

Serving Disadvantaged Women & Youth Since 2001

Improving employability prospects and income generating capacities of women and youth, aged 18-35 years from poor and disadvantaged households in Kenya.

Creating Opportunities for the unreached

Improve employability prospects and income generating capacities of women and youth, aged 18-35 years from poor and disadvantaged households in Kenya.

ACWICT WORKFORCE CURRICULUM

Coding for Employment

Coding presents unique opportunities for young people from poor and disadvantaged background in Kenya to pursue careers in computer science and computer science related fields.

The program targets young people who are at their transition point in education from high school to tertiary education.

CISCO Academy

ACWICT has an amazing team of instructors for Cisco Academy. We offer Cisco courses including CCNA and CCNP for those who want pursue careers in Network Support Engineering, System Engineers, Network Administrators, Engineers and Network Security.

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