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Students from Computing Science Association club had a google challenge competition in November 24th to 25th at Kisumu CITAM church grounds whereby they competed with other universities in western region like Maseno University, Rongo University and Masinde Muliro University. They competed in development of mobile apps and from that competition Four students were nominated to be google ambassadors (Two ladies and Two gentlemen) who did exemplary work at the event.

After the workshop 8 ladies from our institution were selected to participate in “Technovation challenge” working in partnership with google to mentor students in high school from their locality in development of mobile apps to solve community challenges that are facing girl child.

The Technovation challenge is a global program started in 2010 in the USA aimed at encouraging young girls to venture into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. This is done by encouraging the girls to identify problems in their societies and designing mobile applications on the same problem. In Kenya, it was started in 2013, but this is the first year it is happening in Kisii County.

Currently our 8 ladies are engaged in mentorship programme at Kereri Girls High School, Sironga Girls High school and Kioge Girls High school in development of mobile applications to solve community challenges facing women and girl child at large. The development part will take 3months ,then their applications will go for vetting by google and Safaricom. The best application winners will proceed to San fransisco in August,2018 for the global announcement of winners of the “Technovation  2018 challenge”

We encourage our ladies to put more effort in development of the applications and compete favorably to get limited chances of traveling to the Silicon Valley.


To inspire and educate girls and women to solve real-world problems through technology


The Challenge brings together teams of four to five high school girls for a period of 12 weeks to learn the basics of coding and to develop mobile applications that solves a problem in their local communities.

Teams submit their app, video pitch, and business plan to a panel for judging


2015 1 team made it to the semi-finals of the international challenge

2016 8 teams made it to the semi-finals and represented Africa in silicon valley and emerged 2nd globally.

2017 10 team made it to the semifinals. One team was second in Africa and was awarded $5000 scholarship.


Noted interest in girls taking up science courses and actually performing better

Increased support from other companies Technovation local challenge

From:Teresa K. Abuya(Patron)            Warukira Theuri(Lead  team student)

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