Creating Opportunities for
Women and Youth

What we do

In an increasingly global society, it’s critical that we create and expand opportunities for young girls to access the kind of education that will enable them to navigate and lead the 21st-century world they are expected to inherit. While all subject areas are important, we know that to thrive in our technology-driven era, young people specifically women need to be supported in building their skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).  

ACWICT’s Education program is geared towards addressing the gender disparities due to discrimination, biases, social norms and expectations that influence the quality of education women receive and the subjects they study.  We provide a two-pronged approach targeting both the teacher and the student/pupil in promoting, attracting and retaining more young women and girls in the STEM and Computer Science related careers from Primary school, through high school and tertiary levels.

 

The first level approach targets the Women Science Teachers in both Primary and secondary schools. It is premised on a TOT approach that aims of building the capacity of women teachers in ICTs to improve learning outcomes and also address the issues affecting Girl-Child pursuance of STEM studies. The teachers become ambassadors and Mentors of STEM studies in their schools to not only increase interest among school girls to take up STEM and computer science related subjects, but also innovatively change how they are taught 

 

The second approach targets the girls in the upper primary school classes (Class 6 to 8) and the lower high school classes (Form 1 and 2). This is premised on the need to lay a strong foundation at the primary school level. Through Boot camps, the girls are given coding skills and also interact with leading women scientists who are invited to give motivational talks and to act as their role models. 

Through this knowledge and understanding, the girls gain resilience, confidence and interest in taking up and choosing science subjects and maths as their preferred pathways of study.

Initiatives

For the last two decades, we have been working to address the problem of unemployment through the following initiatives.

Women Science Teachers Program

Women Science Teachers Program The first level approach targets the Women Science Teachers in both Primary and secondary schools. It is premised on a TOT approach that aims of building the capacity of women teachers...

All Girls ICT Boot Camps

All Girls ICT Boot Camps The All Girls ICT Camps are designed to promote ‘science and technology’ as career paths for young ladies in high schools.  The camps are designed to encourage and assist girls...

News

COVID-19 and Digital Employability Programme

ACWICT has received funding support from the UKAID to equip 1,000 unemployed/underemployed young women aged 18-34 years from informal settlements and rural Kenya, including those who lost their jobs/business opportunities as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic with market-driven online/digital work skills to enable them become re-employed or secure new employment and business opportunities. At

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Solutions for Youth Employment

In June 2019, ACWICT, after a rigorous evaluation by the World Bank’s Solutions for Youth Employment (S4YE)’s coalition independent selection panel, was accepted to join the membership of S4YE’s external community of practice, the Impact Portfolio. As a member of the S4YE Impact Portfolio, ACWICT joins a new community of innovative youth employment projects from

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Events

Our vision is a world where all people, women and men have equal opportunities to access and use information/knowledge for their social, economic and political advancement.

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August Friday

COVID-19 and Digital Employability Programme Launch Webinar

Join us as we look to address the objective behind the intervention and also how

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August Thursday

Emerging Models from Sub-Saharan Africa

Fostering Sustainable Livelihoods for Adolescent Girls and Young Women  

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May Saturday

ACWICT AND GSMA Sub Saharan Africa Tech4Girls Webinar

In our sustained efforts in leveraging digital transformation to ensure 'No one is left behind,'

Our vision is a world where all people, women and men have equal opportunities to access and use information/knowledge for their social, economic and political advancement.

Our Impact

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