Equips girls and young women with employable practical skills in STEM
We are a technology women-led, registered community-based organization that equips girls and young women in marginalized communities in Kenya with 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. 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.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.
Pwani Teknowgalz | Codehack
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 school through programs such as Technovation and Africa Code Week, we have noted with great concern that girls who are passionate about technology yet from humble backgrounds, remain idle with little hope to pursue their passion in Technology upon completion of high school. Through CodeHack we buttress their aspirations which are consequently actualized.