We are happy to announce that our graduate class of 2016 aced their Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations. The 12 girls from our 4 partner schools (The Kenya High School, Loreto Limuru Girls High School, Precious Blood High School Riruta and Maryhill Girls High School) attained 100% transition rate to local universities. 4 scholars scored grade A and A- (minus). Read More
Valentine's community service project, “The Young Changemakers’ Club”, is focused on speaking to and encouraging young girls who have dropped out of school to return.
Read about how Akili Dada scholar Keziah, is bringing back the shine to Karagita.
Last week, Safaricom Limited hosted a 'He Named me Malala' screening at The Junction to mark 'International Children's Day' in Nairobi. Alumnae, Sharon Kate Nganga got an opportunity to speak as a youth advocate. She reiterated the need for a holistic education that not only gives knowledge to young people but also instills practical skills required to gain access to better lives. Read More
Winfred Buya is the immediate outgoing Organising Secretary at Maseno University in Western Kenya. She is a visionary leader with a mission to change the face of student leadership at the university. Buya, as she is popularly known, says she learnt all the tenets for good leadership when she attended a leadership training for university students organised by Akili Dada. In her final year, she has founded an initiative to empower female students. She writes.
On 9th September 2016, a young woman took to the stage during the launch of the Jubilee Party, amid political heavy-weights and declared that she would be running for political office. The young woman was 25-year-old Gertrude Chemutai Kurgat who is vying for the Member of Parliament seat for Turbo Constituency, Uasin Gishu. She is in the Akili Dada’s Young Women Political Aspirants Program that is funded by Forum Syd in the Wajibu Wetu Initiative. Read More
To mark this year’s International Day of the Girl Child, Akili Dada brought together organizations, friends and partners in the girl’s movement for a night of film, music and conversation on girls. We celebrated girls who are creating change within their communities and challenging the way things are done. We also reflected on the gains made in the girl’s movement. Read On
Apply to be an Akili Dada 2017 Fellow!
The Akili Dada Fellowship is an opportunity for young African women running social impact projects and enterprises to address the challenges faced by their communities. The fellowship will be awarded to young women leaders between the age of 23 and 30 from the East African Region (Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda or Burundi)
Young women from marginalized communities are encouraged to apply