Deadline: October 21, 2022

codeHive is the AkiraChix signature program. It is a one-year fully sponsored residential hands-on technical training program.

It provides education and economic opportunity to young women between 18 and 24years from underserved communities who have completed high school education but are unable to further their education due to financial constraints. They look to recruit 100 highly motivated young women from Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and the refugee communities in Kenya, to join the codeHive class of 2023.

Students in the codeHive program receive on-demand technology and non-cognitive skills. Students get the opportunity to attend and network at technology conferences and workshops. All students are required to develop market-ready prototypes, pitch to prospective employers, and secure a three-month paid internship. If this is a challenge you can take on, apply today.


All young women admitted to the codeHive programme receive full financial assistance of US $5,000 per student. This cost covers:

  • One-year tuition fee, accommodation, extracurricular activities, meals, transport during school activities, and personal amenities.
  • Access to technology hubs and maker spaces in Nairobi for tech events and prototyping respectively.
  • Access to leadership development through projects and self-directed growth.
  • Access to codeHiveX: an exclusive alumni community.


Applicants must have:

  • Be a citizen of Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, or come from the refugee communities in Kenya
  • Completed High School no later than December 2021
  • Possess a High School result slip/ transcript/ Photo of your results sent via SMS
  • Be a young woman aged 18-24 years on January 2023
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Have either a National ID, Alien ID, or Refugee certificate of your respective country of origin
  • Interested in being a changemaker in your community
  • Available full-time to live and learn in the AkiraChix Campus from January 28th to December 1, 2023
  • Be involved in leadership activities in your community i.e at school, church/mosque/ temple, etc.


You will be required to:

  • Upload your scanned birth certificate or national ID
  • Upload your scanned high school result slip
  • Upload a scanned recommendation letter


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