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August Leadership Academy; Owning and Leading the Self

We held the August Leadership Academy on the theme 'Owning and Leading the Self'. We brought together all the girls in the scholarship program for a series of workshops focused on imparting 21st Century skills. The workshops focused on Emotional Intelligence, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights as well as Self-Esteem and Self-Confidence. Read On

 

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Apply to be a 2017 Akili Dada Gap-Year Intern

Our Gap-Year Program recruits East African high school graduates to take part in a 9-month program that targets girls aged 17-20. The program is an opportunity for these girls to learn essential skills that would prepare them for transition to university and beyond. Through intensive skills development training, internship placement and community service engagement, the Gap Year provides a space for these girls to build their capacity as young women leaders. 

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Martha Continues to Excel

We celebrate our alumnae Martha Chumo, a self-taught programmer who founded the Nairobi Dev School at the age of 19 after she was denied a visa to attend a hacking school in the United States. The Dev School has successfully trained 150 youth from Kenya and South Sudan. Inspired by her work, UNESCO started the “Searching for Martha” project to identify and support other women in tech like Martha in the continent. Read More

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Leah's star keeps rising

We look back at the strides made by Leah, Gap-Year intern and former alumnae of the scholarship program, in her time at Akili Dada. From starting a community library back at home, to planting trees, Leah has interned for various organisations locally and abroad. Read on

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