We are all aware that career paths are chosen, or at least heavily decided upon on completion of High School in Kenya. This is one of the reasons why AkiraChix has embarked on mentoring young girls in high school through visits, and bootcamps during school holidays, in line with its vision of creating a successful force of women in technology.
This month, on 27th April 2013, AkiraChix will be hosting a Girls in ICT day event, aiming at exposing these young ladies to some of the career opportunities available to them in the tech industry. They will get to interact with girls who have benefited from the mentorship program in the past, as well as women working in the tech industry, both locally and globally. This event (in partnership with Google Kenya and ITU, who are the brains behind the Girls in ICT initiative) will be held at the iHub on 27th April 2013, between 9 a.m and 4.30 p.m.
We will continue to provide updates as we get closer to the day of the event. If you have a sister/friend in high school who you think would benefit or would like to know how you can participate or help make this event a big hit, feel free to get in touch with Marie Githinji(firstname.lastname@example.org) or Angela Oduor(email@example.com)for further information.