We are a technology women-led, registered community-based organization that equips girls and young women in marginalized communities in Kenya with <mark>employable practical skills in STEM(Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) with the aim of empowering them economically to have sustainable skills and contribute to the digital economy.</mark> We have pioneered and conducted a broad spectrum of programs on technology for young women in various counties and towns in Kenya. These include; Nakuru, Kisumu, Lamu, Mombasa and Nairobi. <p></p>Pwani Teknowgalz was started by passionate young women in tech Aisha Abubakar, Joan Nabusoba and Ruth Kaveke while studying Technology at Technical University of Mombasa. They were amazed by the low representation of women in technology in their class and were inspired to bridge this gap. So far we have worked with a total number of 6000 young women. The programs we run include STEM CAFE Kenya, Technovation, Codehack, Africa Code Week, Mombasa Girls in STEM and Django Girls.
Mechatron Robotics in collaboration with Kidd- O Skillkit is entirely focused on preparing Kenyan young minds for the 4.0 Industry by providing through holistic programs with practical training methodologies core skills based on: Coding, Electronics, Robot Operating system, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, App Development, Embedded Systems using Arduino, Machine Learning and Raspberry Pi. Kidd-O Skillkit is a platform dedicated exclusively to educational advancement for the Kenyan community. <mark>Focused on our youngest minds, known as the Generation Alpha, our goal is to involve them and provide them with the technological skillset the world is currently demanding, a demand that will only grow in the future.</mark> This will also ensure a brighter future for them, closing the technological gap we currently suffers from.
Swahilipot Hub Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Mombasa that focuses on inspiring and developing upcoming innovative technology ideas and art through networking, technical training, support, professional mentoring and coaching. <p></p> Swahiliopt Hub registered as a Foundation in Mombasa was started in 2016 working with Techies and Artists with the aim of enabling them to develop themselves and reinvesting positive growth by <mark>creating an appropriate environment for youth on the Kenyan coast to build sustainable solutions of the highest calibre around challenges in the community.</mark> <p></p> Swahilipot hub has achieved this through interventions such as training, mentorship and coaching and programs like Pwani Innovation Week that promotes innovation ecosystem in the coastal region. <p></p> Our aim is to inspire innovators, policy makers, funders, corporations, researchers, and other players to <mark>take risks on new ideas and trends, collaborate across sectors, and transform the Kenyan Coastal region through the scaling of innovation. </mark>
The Institute of Computing and Informatics (ICI) in Technical University of Mombasa (TUM) is a Teaching, Research and Extension division at the level of a school. The Institute is composed of three sections namely: Information Technology, Computer Science, and Information Systems.<p></p> <mark>The programmes offered respond to the demands of regional, national and global industry priorities in Information and Communication Technology (ICT).</mark> <p></p> The Institute courses are a major enabler to the socio-economic change in the region through the application of ICT technologies. We also endeavor to integrate education and research programmes into a unified system, providing scholars with modern ICT technological platforms for appropriate and industry focused education, with a high degree of work-integrated learning. These platforms include provision of quality education in innovative software development, Networking and other areas of ICT. Through Industrial and other national, regional and international partnerships, the goal of for research and ICT technology transfer can be attained. This will go a long way to creating opportunities for our students to have a broad experience that will enable them fit well in the Industry. <p></p> The Institute offers Bachelor Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT), Bachelor of Technology in Information Communication Technology (BTIT). The Faculty also offers Diploma in Information Communication Technology (DICT) and Certificates in Information Communication and Maintenance (CICM). <p></p> As part of the University, our mandate also requires participation in community-based and SME projects, with a strong emphasis on commercialization, providing an avenue for ICT innovation that acts as a catalyst ICT technology enterprises growth. This offers opportunity to our students and teaching staff to engage and continue to impact on the development of highly innovative ICT skills as a basis for industrial competitiveness. <p></p> The Institute nurtures a desire for excellence among its teaching staff through various forms of interactions such as seminars, workshops, presentations, brainstorming sessions, exhibitions and conferences in order to spur the growth of technological capacity. The Institute is confident that its certificate, diploma, and undergraduate programmes are offered by highly qualified and experienced academic and support staff, meet the best university standards worldwide. <p></p> The Institute endeavors to play a significant role in ensuring that the National and International development objectives goals are achieved. <br><br>This will be attained by:<br> 1) Admitting and training highly innovative ICT graduates capable of solving societal problems through a well-developed market oriented curriculum in collaboration with stakeholders. <br> 2) Recruiting, capacity building and retaining qualified computing teaching technical staff. <br> 3) Harnessing and disseminating acquired computing knowledge through scientific research and ICT innovations. <br> 4) Developing an effective infrastructure of ICT technology and entrepreneurship. <br> 5) Providing extension services to community while adhering to the code of ethics and professional conduct.