Opportunity: Applications Open for the AkiraChix CodeHive 2021 Program

Deadline: 15th November 2020

AkiraChix has announced that applications for its signature program, CodeHive, are open. CodeHive is a one-year fully subsidized residential hands-on technical training program that provides education and economic opportunity to young women between 18 and 24 years from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds who have completed high school education, unable to further their education due to financial constraints.

For the 2021 program, AkiraChix intends to recruit 70 highly motivated young women from across Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda’s underserved communities offering them market-ready technology training, entrepreneurship, life-skills and leadership training. Students in the codeHive program also receive mentorship from East Africa’s leading names in technology and business and go on one-month work experience. They also get to attend and network at East Africa’s leading technology conferences and workshops.

As part of the program, students get the opportunity to innovate apart from just learning. As part of graduation, students are all required to produce market-ready prototype solutions. In addition, the program also supports students to find a work placement and for those entrepreneurial in heart, they are offered a 6-month incubation space on campus to set up their enterprise.

If this describes you, apply today and share it with your friends. Deadline for applications: 15th November 2020 at 11.59 PM (GMT +3)

Eligibilty Criteria

To be eligible applicants must;

  • Have completed High School no later than 2019
  • Have a High School certificate as proof of graduation from an institution recognized in your respective country by the Ministry of Education,
  • Be a young woman aged between 18 and 24 years in January 2021,
  • Be Fluent in English both written and spoken,
  • Be a resident of Kenya, Rwanda or Uganda,
  • Have a passport or National ID of your respective country of origin,
  • Be interested in technology or its use in bringing change to communities,
  • Be available full time from January 16, to December 1, 2021 and willing to live on the AkiraChix campus throughout the program,
  • Be a changemaker and committed to service in your community,
  • Demonstrate leadership i.e. be able to demonstrate your involvement in leadership activities in your community i.e. at school, church/mosque/temple etc


The application process requires you to complete a form online which you can do through your smartphone or computer with a stable internet connection. AkiraChix has also partnered with organizations across Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda to offer support to you, if you have limited access to a computer or internet.

  • Each Test Centre will have an AkiraChix certified stamp
  • You will have a computer or laptop with internet connection, at your disposal to complete the online application process
  • The application process will take two hours
  • You will be required to carry your original National ID, Birth certificate and High School result slip and recommendation letter to the Centre, to be scanned as part of your application

For more information about the program and frequently asked questions, visit https://akirachix.com/apply/

Apply here https://www.formpl.us/form/1488676005 before the deadline.


All the best!


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