AkiraChix codeHive Program 2020 for Young Women in Kenya or Uganda (Fully-funded)

AkiraChix codeHive Program 2020 for Young Women in Kenya or Uganda (Fully-funded)

Deadline: January 6, 2020

Applications are open for the AkiraChix codeHive Program 2020. codeHive is a year-long fully-funded residential program by AkiraChix that provides education and economic opportunity to young women between the age of 19-23 from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds. These young women are those that have completed high school but due to financial constraints are unable to further their education.

codeHive is a project-based learning program that aims to develop capacity in Graphic Design, Mobile App Development (Java, Android), HTML/CSS and JavaScript (React Js), Python/Django , Product Design (Fusion), Electronics (Arduino), Entrepreneurship, Navigating your journey (Building and growing yourself and others as a woman in Tech), and Professional Development (Getting ready to concur the workforce).

Fee and Financial Aid

Every young woman admitted to the codeHive program receives financial assistance that allows them to go through the program. The cost of tuition per student is $ 5100, this covers:

  • One year of tuition-free, accommodation, extracurricular activities, meals, transportation, and personal amenities.
  • Access to health care during emergencies.
  • Access to technology hubs and maker spaces in Nairobi for tech events and prototyping respectively
  • One year of tuition-free, accommodation, extracurricular activities, meals, transportation, and personal amenities.
  • Access to a selected pool of mentors, who will advise on careers and personal growth. “Women in Tech Role models”.
  • Access to conditional 6 months incubation after the one-year codeHive program dedicated to finding and securing employment for codeHive graduates as well as business mentoring and incubation for early-stage startups.

Eligibility

To be eligible applicants must

  • Have a minimum grade of C-
  • Be between the age of 19 – 23 by Feb 1st, 2020
  • Completed high school no later than 2018
  • Fluent in English both speaking and writing
  • Be from Kenya or Uganda
  • Interested in Technology or using Technology to bring change to communities
  • Available full time from Feb – Dec 2020, and expected to stay on campus for the duration of the program.
  • Demonstrate leadership i.e be able to demonstrate your involvement in leadership activities either at home, school, church, and community
  • Committed to serve
  • Be a changemaker

Application

Click here to apply

For more information, visit codeHive 2020.

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