CodeHive Programme Class of 2023 (Fully-funded)

Deadline: 21st of October, 2022

It is a residential, hands-on technical training programme that lasts one year and is entirely supported.

Young women from marginalised communities who have completed high school but are unable o continue their education owing to financial restrictions are given the option to pursue an education as well as employment. They must be between the ages of 18 and 24. For the codeHive class of 2023, they are looking to hire 100 highly driven young women from Kenya, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and the refugee communities in Kenya.

Technology and non-cognitive skills are provided on demand to students in the codeHive programme. Technology conferences and workshops offer students the chance to go and network. Each student must create a prototype that is ready for the market, make a pitch to potential businesses, and get a three-month paid internship. If you feel up to the challenge.


All young women admitted to the codeHive programme 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.


Applicants must have:

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


You will be required to:

  • Upload your scanned birth certificate or national ID
  • Upload your scanned high school result slip
  • Upload a scanned recommendation letter

Click here to apply

Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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