March Virtual Sessions

We had a session physical meetup for the coders in Nairobi but Kenya faced an increase in covid-19 positive cases and deaths consequently the three day meetup was cancelled. After the virtual sessions and meetups for the different regions, coders embarked on working on their own personal projects. This process will take months and will provide the coders the opportunity to apply what they learned but also interact with their facilitators. This will culminate with a presentation of their projects in September. The coders were grouped based on different interests i.e frontend development, full stack development, data science and cyber security. This started with the ideation process. The…

February 2021 Training Sessions

The month of February allowed for physical meetups of coders in Nakuru, Mombasa and Lamu spaces. The Pwani Teknowgalz team mobilized and conducted three days meetups of the coders. The meetup allowed for the coders to meet but also for our team to have a face to face with the coders. Coders in Mombasa met physically for a cyber security session at the space in MEWA Library. The session focused a lot on the impact of cyber security on our health, economy, democracy and security. The coders explored the adverse impact of having our infrastructure not secured. With the pandemic came the need to go digital for the…

Pwani Teknowgalz launches first girls in technology Space in Mombasa.

Yesterday we officially opened our own office located opposite AAR health Center Mombasa along Moi Avenue.This is a great milestone for the organisation. We have had this vision for over five years since we started our impactful work of equipping girls and young women with technology skills in Mombasa. Prior to having the new space, Swahilipot Hub played a great role in supporting Pwani Teknowgalz’s activities and programs at the hub. Pwani Teknowgalz is thrilled that the new office will provide girls and young women in Mombasa a safe space to acquire employable technology skills and participate in the digital economy. The launch included welcoming of the CodeHack…

Coders At American Spaces Virtual Launch

In November 2020, Coders at American spaces project was launched virtually on Zoom. During the launch Devin Glick, assistant cultural affairs Officer U.S embassy, advised the youth in attendance to leverage on technology skills to develop innovation using technology. The goal of the virtual launch was to equip the youth aged 18-35 years with more information about Coders at American Spaces Kenya objectives. The participants had an opportunity to inquire more about the program during the Q&A session. Watch the video of the launch below:  Pwani Teknowgalz started coding sessions with youth from Nairobi, Nakuru, Lamu and Mombasa in December 2020. The youth learnt website development language(HTML, CSS…

Swahilipot Hub and Dev Career supports CodeHack Girls. 👨‍💻

Pwani Teknowgalz acknowledges the invaluable and continual support from Swahilipot Hub of promoting our impactful work of equipping girls and young women with technological skills. We are highlighting our recent program in which CodeHack girls are participating at SwahiliPot Hub called Dev career. Dev Career is a non-profit Tech organization that supports the rising Tech Ecosystem in Africa. Read about the impact that the program and support from Swahilipot Hub is having on the girls during this Covid-19 pandemic as they continue learning through virtual classes. Shermin Matunda What are you currently learning through the Dev Career program?  I’m on the front end and I’m working on various…

Pwani Teknowgalz Partnership with 21C skills Africa by Liquid Telecom

Covid-19 pandemic has had a severe global impact on various day-to-day operations. Numerous organizations are currently initiating ways of bracing up to face the challenges posed and embracing the new normal. Pwani Teknowgalz being a women-in-technology organization is no exception. Our CodeHack initiative that involved physical learning at Swahilipot Hub has been interrupted. This interference is a result of the new health guidelines on social distancing. We are honored to partner with 21C Skills Africa, a Liquid Telecom Initiative, in providing young women in CodeHack program access to virtual learning. These skills are Data Science, Artificial intelligence, and IoT. 21C Skills Africa is a learning platform specially designed…

Learning coding using Smartphone – Covid-19 period

Just before the Covid-19 pandemic, through Codehack initiative we had enrolled twenty-one girls from marginalized communities in Mombasa passionate about learning technology for a  free three months training supported by our partners Swahilipot Hub. We had just started then we had to stop the physical classes. Currently, 97% of young girls have no access to laptops or computers to continue learning.  Shermim is an ambitious young lady with a deep passion for technology with a focus on coding. Learn how smart she is able to continue learning using her smartphone. During this period of Covid-19, lack of a computer or a laptop has not stopped Shermim Matunda a…

She is a Techie Book

Pwani Teknowgalz Executive Director Ruth Kaveke has been able to successfully publish her first book titled  “She is a Techie” with Lambert Academic Journal, a Germany based publishing company. In her book, Ruth describes her journey in the Technology field. Being a computer enthusiast right from high school, Ruth grew with deep interest in computers. Her passion and love for technology led her to pursue Bachelor’s degree in Information Communication and Technology (ICT) at The Technical University of Mombasa specializing in the software field. Ruth started learning coding on her own with much focus on website development. At the university, Ruth and her two female classmates Joan Nabusoba…

My Journey in technology – Technovation Challenge

Zalia Shehe is a former student at Likoni Mixed high school in Mombasa.She first interacted with Pwani Teknowgalz through Technovation program in her school. During the program, she was the best student awarded for being bold to finish creating and presenting a mobile application that her team was working on.She and her team members created a mobile application:Easy Disposal that helps in solving problem of waste management by identifying areas that can dispose off waste safely.She was awarded as the best Technovation student in Mombasa after her exemplary presentation during the regional pitch. After completing high school studies,Zalia joined Pwani Teknowgalz computer essential classes and later proceeded with…

Mombasa Girls in STEM 2018

Globally, the percentage of women pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) is small. In Afrika, the numbers are even more dismal with the greatest imbalance in engineering courses .With this rising gender gap of women in STEM , Techwomen kenya 2014 Alumnae and Pwaniteknowgalz with the approval of the Mombasa County Education office yet again implemented Mombasa girls in STEM a project that seeks to increase the number of professional females in the STEM industry . The project which is under the AEIF(Alumnae Engagement innovative funds) was first launched in 2016 involving over 180 high girls from both private and public schools. The goal of…