We are committed to amplifying the voices of young women innovators, and providing them the space to share their own stories.  Here's what the Dadas in our programs are up to.


Leadership Begins With Education

We asked alumna of Akili Dada's scholarship program Josephine, what education and Akili Dada mean to her. As you watch, imagine how differently things could have turned out if we had missed the opportunity to bring Josephine into the Akili Dada sisterhood.

Deaf Education in Kenya

Akili Dada Fellow, Gloria Njoki, partners with schools for deaf students to supplement their formal education. The program uses club platforms to facilitate capacity building in three key life skills: sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR), leadership and academic performance. The project seeks to cultivate knowledge and skills in deaf children to boost their self-esteem and improve their academic performance.

Sisterhood and Day of the Girl Child

Akili Dada Alumnae, Michelle Buyaki, shares her thoughts sisterhood in celebration of 2014 International Day of the Girl Child! 

Music. Community. Scholarship.

Akili Dada Scholar, Janis, share her experience of performing at the Kenya National Music Festival and implementing community service projects at home.

Technology and Society

Njeri was first introduced to computers as an Akili Dada scholar. She has since graduated and is has used her gap year to launch a computer programming school in Nairobi. To learn more and support her project, visit: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/nairobi-dev-school

Building Bridges to Social Change

Uploaded by Akili Dada on 2014-01-06.

Solar Entrepreneurship

Uploaded by Akili Dada on 2013-12-06.

To learn more about how to get involved in Akili Dada programs, email info@akilidada.org.