CodeHack Program

CodeHack is an initiative by Pwani Teknowgalz that targets young girls and women aged 17 - 28 years from marginalized communities in Mombasa, to learn employable coding skills in website and mobile development, Graphics design and Python Programming. Having worked with girls in High schools through programs such as Technovation, Africa Code Week. Girls from humble families and passionate about technology after they finish high school, they stay at home with no hope to pursue their passion in Technology. Through CodeHack their aspirations are a reality.

Program Process

Call for Application

An open call for application is made for girls and young women who finished high school from humble background to apply for the Program. We work with community leaders in the target areas in Mombasa that is Kisauni, Changamwe, Likoni, Mvita, Kwale and Bamburi who support identify the girls and support them in the application process.

Selection Process

The Selection process is done by the Pwani Teknowgalz executive team who are passionate to support girls and young women to aquire employabe skills in technology.  Priority is given to applicants from humble families with a passion for technology and using technology for self sustainabilty and economical empowerment.


After the selection of the applicants, successful applicants are invited for an interview. The process to verify the accurancy of the information submitted. We work with our partners and a community leader to select the well deserved applicant. After the interview. selected applicants are invited to begin the 3 months learning journey in the program.

Parents Notification

We reach out to parents of the selected applicants to inform them of the  impact of the program on their daughters. Through this, parents are able to support their daughter during the three months by creating time for them to attend the classes and providing them transport to attend the classes. The program is supported by partners and donors.

Impact Stories

Support the Program

Pwani Teknowgalz is looking for individuals, partners,organisations and companies to contribute in supporting the girls and young women from humble background aquire the emplyable skills. Supporting one girls to participate in the programs fully for three months is $300 or Kes 30,000. Support Codehack to equip girls with skills that will give them an opportunity to financialy empower themselves and their family. This will go along way in having more women conribute to the digital economy through skills aquired.

CodeHack Ambassadors

Charity Wanjiku

Co-founder - COO :Strauss Energy Ltd.

Ms.Charity is a vibrant entrepreneur with a keen interest in the renewable energy and construction spaces. She is co-founder of Strauss Energy Ltd., an award-winning energy enterprise that seeks to alleviate energy poverty in Kenya and Africa at large. Ms. Charity is a TechWomen Fellow, registered architect and project manager. She’s also alumni of Babson College’s Centre for Women Entrepreneurs. She indulges in the building and energy industry through reduction of poverty by affording everyone a solar powered roof that can also generate passive income for their home. In 2018, Ms. Charity was listed in Forbes “Top 50 Women in Tech in the World” and awarded “African female tech entrepreneur” by the World Economic Forum in 2017. She was also nominated as “Business Woman of the Year” by the All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA) in the same year. Ms. Charity was also one among 40 most influential women in Kenya under the 2016 Business Daily “Top40Under40”. Not one to shy away from a good challenge, and to maintain a healthy balance in life, she enjoys the outdoors and a good hiking challenge is always welcome. In addition, Ms. Charity mentors young women and women entrepreneurs who seek to take up challenging STEM careers that will aid in changing the world for the better.

Adelle Onyango

Founder: The Adelle Onyango Network & The Adelle Onyango Initiative

Ms. Adelle Onyango is a Kenyan media personality, podcaster & social activist who has gained international recognition for her efforts to empower African women and youth. She has been celebrated as one of Facebook’s 2019 Icons of Change; Africa Youth Awards 100 Most Influential Young Africans for 2019; OkayAfrica’s 100 extraordinary African women for 2018; and BBC’s 100 inspirational and innovative women in the world for 2017. Her podcast Legally Clueless was dubbed the most popular Kenyan podcast of 2019. She is also the founder of the Adelle Onyango Initiative and organization that creates programs to equip African youth with skills for the current job & business environment, as well as gives women who have survived rape access to a free group therapy program.


Project Partners