ACWICT Receives Motorola Solutions Foundation Grant

Nairobi, Kenya – November 6, 2018] – ACWICT, [a Kenya-based ICT for Development (ICT4D) organization working with, today announced it has received a grant from the Motorola Solutions Foundation, the charitable arm of Motorola Solutions, Inc. Through the grant,...

When Passion Meets Opportunity

Mercy Obiro, a 24-year-old living near the shores of Lake Victoria in Kisumu City knows how tough life can be living in a city with no job, no prospects and no hope. “You never really understand the value of opportunity until you feel like you have none,” cautions...

Intel® She Will Connect Celebrates 5 Million Women Reached in Africa

Intel Corporation held a celebration event on the 22nd October at Tamarind Tree Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. We celebrated our goal of reaching 5 million women through the Intel She Will Connect Program. The guests were treated to an array of traditional songs and dances...

OGAC’s Visit with ACWICT Dreams

Despite considerable progress in the overall global response to the epidemic, HIV among young women ages 15 to 24 in a subset of sub-Saharan African countries remains an urgent problem with AIDS being the leading cause of death for adolescent girls in Eastern and...

ACWICT receives an award from Intel®

Intel Corporation hosted a celebration on 22nd October at Tamarind Tree Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. We celebrated Intel She Will Connect Program reaching its 5 million goal. Together with other partners, we were treated to an array of traditional songs and dances from...

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.

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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NEWS FROM OUR BLOG

Victoria; I owe much of my success to the She Will Connect Program

My name is Victoria Adwet Omondi; I am a student and vibrant freelance journalist based in Kisumu Kenya. I learnt about Intel She Will Connect program while working as a volunteer. Since I had the ambition to spice up my journalism career with digital literacy skills,...