codeHive 2023 for Young Women Entrepreneurs in East Africa


Oct. 11, 2022

When is the Application Deadline?

21st October 2022 at 11.59 PM (GMT +3)

Tell Me About Award:

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 24 years from underserved communities who have completed high school education but are unable to further their education due to financial constraints.

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

What Type of Award is this?


Who can apply?

Applicants must have:

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

Which Countries are Eligible?

We 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.

How Many Positions will be Given?


What is the Benefit of the Award?

All young women admitted to the codeHive program 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.

How Long is the Program?

1 year

How to Apply for Program?


End date: Oct 21, 2022

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