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.
Call for Aplication
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.
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.
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.
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.