The program targets girls and young women aged between 14-25 years living in rural or informal settlements such as Turkana and Kibera Nairobi. The program equips girls and young women with skills in technology, design and business as well as helping to build their identity. The program has two chapters in Nairobi and Turkana, Kenya. For the Nairobi chapter, the sessions take place during school terms on a weekly basis. The Turkana session has daily sessions as well as monthly workshops. The program exists to bridge the gender digital divide in Kenya and expose girls and young women to opportunities that exist in the tech space. This will enable program beneficiaries become economically and socially empowered to become change makers.We increase capacity through programs with schools and by building networks while creating mentorship opportunities. “Naona, Nafanya, Nafunza” (“I See, I Do, I Teach”) guides our training methods and decentralized scaling strategy.
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CEI approaches in actionStudent supportMentorship/internship/job placementGirls' Education21st century skills (soft skills)
Model details2015Not-for-profitEntrepreneurship skillsInformation and Communications Technology (ICT)21st century skills (soft skills)ActivePilotFree service or productKibera Girls Soccer Academy Foundation980%100%
Partnerships with schools and NGOs in the education space.
Scale14Trainers at Tunapanda Institute, parent organization for Tech Dada2In Nairobi and Turkana Kenya respectively.August, 2016
The program has grown from one school in Kibera Nairobi to one school in Turkana and partnership with local schools for workshop sessions. The program reaches 80-100 girls and young women monthly.
Building partnerships with local cyber cafes and building an offline e-learning platform that will the enable the girls and young women access learning materials more easily and at an affordable rate.