THE DOT UNCONFERENCE 2017

Digital Opportunity trust is a youth-led movement of daring social innovators who have the tools, knowledge, and networks to create opportunities and transform their own communities.on of the core values of Dot is Digital inclusivity meaning locally relevant digital technology can accelerate and increase positive social impact.On may we had the opportunity to be part of the Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT) Youth Unconference that was held in Kigali, Rwanda..The Unconference served as a platform for over 100 young social entrepreneurs and innovators from different countries in the DOT network to come together and learn from each other’s experiences on ways to improve the impact of their social enterprises.…

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DESIGN THINKING SESSION

Saturday January 16th 2016 saw the winning Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund project by TechWomen 2014 ‘Mombasa Girls in STEM Solve IT’ kick off the much anticipated Training of Trainer (ToT) sessions in Kizingo, Mombasa. The first of the five full day training sessions planned was Design Thinking and Entrepreneurship. The training was conducted by Global Minimum/Innovate Kenya. The course for the day was designed to enamor the ToTs with design thinking principles to train girls in creative thinking processes and problem solving methods as they design their projects. As the training progressed the audience were pleasantly surprised to have the Kenya ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru grace the…

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Final STEM Fair 2016

  The Mombasa girls in STEM project ended on the 13th August 2015 with over 180 girls from high schools.11 High schools presenting 3 projects each totaling to 33 projects in the fields of Science,Technology,Engineering and Maths.The Mombasa Girls in STEM was an Alumnae exchange innovative funds(AEIF) won by Techwomen Kenya and implemented by Pwani Teknowgalz .To summarize the project, a fair was held at Aga Khan High School Mombasa . The aim of the final fair was to give the girls a chance to present their projects which geared towards solving Community problem.The chief guest speaker was Commercial Attaché, Tammy Murrietta from US Embassy Kenya who gave…

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Technovation 2016 Final Submission

Technovation challenges girls all over the world to build a mobile app that will address a community problem. Since 2010, 5,000 girls from 28 countries have submitted to Technovation, thanks to dedicated volunteers around the world. This year Pwani Teknowgalz team volunteered to Coach and mentor girls from Sheikh Khalifa and Aga Khan.The girls came up with brilliant ideas to solve community problems.The girls, Coaches and mentors worked very hard to able to complete their mobile applications and Technovation deliverables. We extend appreciation to Safaricom Women In Technology for their great support to the girls,coaches and mentors to enable them deliver the best through the Technovation lead Anne…

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GIS AND SCIENCE TRAINING

Mombasa Girls In STEM(Sciences Technology Engineering and Mathematics) is an alumnae engagement Innovative fund project by Techwomen Kenya implemented by Pwani Teknowgalz.The main goal of this project is to inspire young girls in Mombasa into venturing in sciences courses . The third ToT training for the Mombasa Girls in STEM project was held Kizingo,Mombasa on Saturday Jan 30 2016.It entailed learning the basics of GIS (Geographical Information System) and Biotechnology. The morning session started off well with Serah Kahiu Techwomen Kenya leading the ladies through scientific methods as a tool in investigating natural occurrences,the ladies also identified the steps in scientific methods and importance of creating Sustainable development…

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SCHOOL VISISTS FOR THE MOMBASA GIRLS IN STEM BEGINS!

With the approval of the Mombasa County Education office to conduct school visits and train high school girls in Mombasa, we proceeded to invite schools in Mombasa to participate in the project. Our initial target was get 10 schools to participate in the program, however a total of 11 schools agreed to take part in the project. These schools include both private and public schools and are spread out across the county. School visits begun in March 2016 and our trained Trainer of Trainees (ToTs) were allocated to various schools together with the Pwani Teknowgalz lead trainers. We would like to thank the following schools for agreeing to…

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ROBOTICS AND ENGINEERING

We conducted Robotics and Engineering training sessions for our ToTs on the 12th and 13th of February 2016. The training was graciously led by Joash Amemba and Faith from Open Build Hacker Space. Open Build’s philosophy of HACK.TEST.SHARE guided the Robotics assembly. ToTs were introduced to SparkFun Inventor’s Kit (SIK) and SparkFun RedBot basic kits which are a great way to get started with programming and hardware interaction with the Arduino programming language. The purchased SparkFun Inventor’s Kit (SIK) and SparkFun RedBot basic kits were used to give a practical introduction to programming of hardware. Joash did a great job on the application of robotics and engineering to…

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Django Girls Mombasa Workshop

Django Girls is a Non-Profit Organization and a community that empowers and helps women to organize free, one-day programming workshops by providing tools, resources and support.The workshop aims at training ladies on Python,Html,css and Django Framework. Pwani Teknowgalz team Aisha Abulkadir and Ruth Kaveke took the initiative to bring the first ever Django girls workshop to Mombasa. The workshop took place at Swahilipot Hub on 10th and 11th February 2017 with over 40 ladies from different regions in Kenya trained on Python programming language.The ladies met on 10th February from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm to install and configure the necessary tools for the workshop.The workshop took place…

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SOFTWARE AND WEB SECURITY TRAINING

The Second ToT training for the Mombasa Girls in STEM project was held Kizingo,Mombasa on Saturday Jan 30 2016.The training was about software and web security trainings. The morning session was facilitated by our very own Joan Nabusoba and Ruth Kaveke from Pwani Teknowgalz.Joan started with the introduction to programing.The TOTs were introduced to the basic concepts of programming session.Joan explained the different syntax used in programming languages and areas of applications.The TOTs were had a practical session of creating a simple a web page. Ruth Kaveke took over to introduced the TOTs to basics components of MIT app Inventor a software that was going to training the…

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Mombasa Girls in STEM Solve IT Project Launch

The winning Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund project by TechWomen 2014 <strong>‘Mombasa Girls in STEM Solve IT’ was launched on Saturday 12 December, on Kenya’s Independence Day at the Swahili Cultural Center in Mombasa. The project aims to increase Mombasa girls’ interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) based subjects by having women professionals from Mombasa train 150 high school girls on a STEM-based curriculum. This approach will not only help demystify STEM subjects among girls but will also strengthen the capacity of existing female professionals by having them train the students and help them design a project to be presented at a STEM fair at the end of…

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