Success Stories

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Success Story – Joyce Maina

This particular hackathon was very unique because all the solutions developed had to be aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals and had to present a social impact within Africa.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Success Story – Joyce Maina

This particular hackathon was very unique because all the solutions developed had to be aligned to the Sustainable Development Goals and had to present a social impact within Africa.

Read More

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

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Success Story – Grace Njau, Online worker

Success Story – Grace Njau, Online worker

When the training began what caught my attention was online work training module. I have always wanted to be self-employed and I was being given the skills and platforms to work as a transcriptionist online. After the completion of Vusha training program, I was called for an interview

I no longer shy away from computers

Naomi’s perception about computers has changed immensely since the training, she plans on venturing into graphic designing, because she has identified it as a strength and has already designed some work and has received positive responses. Her advice to other youths is to have dedication in any activity they undertake for it to be successful.

Success Story – Dammy Nafula

Success Story – Dammy Nafula

My digital journey has just begun. Through the training, I have gotten employment as an assistant accountant and office assistant administrator. I have every reason to smile today because of what the training has equipped me with. I want to encourage every girl in the slums, that when they hear about such opportunities, do not let them pass by, inquire, get started and learn to transform your lives.