Technology Innovation Entrepreneurship @eMobilis


MobiGirlz is a female only initiative launched in 2016 by eMobilis Mobile Technology Academy to advance, train and mentor young women and girls who have a passion in technology to access opportunities in the tech industry through exposure and by acquiring marketable technology skills. The program aims at empowering girls and young women in order to help them improve their livelihoods and those of their families, reduce poverty, help young women to innovate by applying their new technology skills like Android, Python development to promote sustainable development in Africa through use of technology and promote growth of the tech ecosystem through hiring more women into the tech industry.

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Our Accomplishments

We have so far trained over 220 young women and girls in Mobile Software Development through grant and self-sponsoring. Grant funding and sponsorship has enabled us to take young women through trainings in Android Development, Python Development, Cyber Security, Graphic Design and Digital Literacy at the institution or different partner locations.

eMobilis Scholarships

eMobilis Mentorship

eMobilis Programs

eMobilis Talks

eMobilis Events

eMobilis Community Activities


Dot Connect Training

• Through Mobigirlz, we emerged the Grand Prize winners of the Inaugural Miss Africa Seed Fund in 2016.

• We trained the female students sponsored by DotConnect Africa from various universities.

• The training was conducted at eMobilis with one notable student creating an application that won an award at the UN Habitat


Global Editathon

In celebrating girls in ICT Day 2018, the Internet Society selected eMobilis to hold the first Global Editathon – Kenya Node.

Mobigirlz conducted the event by identifying notable women in ICT from all regions to be featured in Wikipedia.

The event was graced by the female students at eMobilis, and tech women from Kenya.

MobiGirlz Portfolio Competition

A total of 26 ladies participated in the Portfolio challenge.

5 best students were selected based on their creativity and effective utilization of the skills that were taught with the help of lectures and the MobiGirlz team.

The Top Ladies were:

1. Ivy Njoroge

2. Soniah Njogu

3. Maryanne Nabwire

Cash rewards were presented to the top performers in recognition of their exceptional work, as detailed below.:

1. Winner - Kshs 10,000

2. First Runners Up - Kshs 5,000

3. Second Runners Up -Kshs 3,000

UI/UX Workshop

UI/UX Workshop was an event aimed at educating the MobiGirlz Community on the importance of UI/UX design and its impact on user experience.

On Friday, 21st April 2023, Elizabeth Musanga, an experienced UX Designer and Tech Mentor, shared her expertise and knowledge on creating user-centered designs that are both functional and user-friendly.

The one hour workshop event was held from 2:00p.m - 3:00 p.m

The hashtags of the day were #mobigirlz #uiux #uidesign #portfolio.

MobiGirlz e-Meet and Greet

MobiGirlz has organized e-Meet and Greet events where Alumni are invited to speak to the current MobiGirlz students

The aim of the Virtual meet-ups is to introduce the ladies to the MobiGirlz Program, plan and engage in more activities.

We now have an active Slack and WhatsApp community with over 150 young women passionate in Tech

World Social Media Tweet Chat

MobiGirlz organized a tweet chat to celebrate World Social Media Day.

The aim of the Tweet Chat was to help women understand how social media can be used to empower themselves and identify online supportive communities.

Our panelists were Digital Skills Trainers and industry experts


Google Africa Code Week

MobiGirlz was selected by Google to run Africa Code Week in 2017.

This is an initiative that targets kids between the age of 9 to 17 years aiming to spread coding literacy in Africa.

The training took place from 23rd October 2017 to 25th October 2017.

MobiGirlz MIT App Inventor Training

In June 2019, we had a 2 weeks training on Entrepreneurship, basic Web Development, Graphic Design and App Development using the MIT App inventor

The class had a total of 8 students from various backgrounds.

The aim of the boot camp was to provide students with Business, Graphic design and Web Development skills and incorporate these skills when solving real-world problems.

Advanta Kenya fully sponsored two girls, MegaCap sponsored one, Upscale Furnishings sponsored one and Jaynnovate partially sponsored two of the girls.

Our Panelists, Sheila Maweu and Mccloud fully sponsored 2 girls

The girls were divided into 2 groups and came up with a business plan and website for their ideas.

MobiGirlz Graphic Design Boot Camp

In November 2019, we had a Graphic Design boot camp.

We had a total of 5 students self-sponsored.

KNCHR supported the program by offering a contract to the top student to design a logo, banner for the InterSex Community.

Students presented their ideas to a panel that included the Commissioner of KNCHR, Professional Graphic Designer and eMobilis Lecturer.

The aim was to provide students with business, graphic design skills and incorporate them.

There was a cash prize at the end of the program for the student with the best design.

WAAW Foundation

WAAW Foundation in partnership with MobiGirlz conducted STEM camps for Secondary school girls in Kenya and Nigeria from July 19-24 and August 2-8, 2015 respectively.

The girls had a chance to explore STEM concepts while being introduced to technologies that use locally available resources to solve significant problems in their local communities.

The camp used hands-on activities, lectures, tutorials, experiments and games, led and presented by mostly female role models, as an avenue to engage girls and develop their interest in STEM and CS fields and careers.


Safaricom Technovation Challenge

The Safaricom Women in Technology initiative, through Technovation Challenge, is a technology entrepreneurship program and competition for young women.

Teams of young women work together to imagine, design, and develop mobile apps, then pitch their “startup” businesses to judges offering solutions to problems they face each day.

MobiGirlz was invited to offer expertise in Judging and coaching young girls in an initiative that exposed High School students to technology.


“A woman is a full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform”

~Diana Mariechild

  • DotConnectAfrica – Miss Seed Inaugural Grant 2017 – Scholarships for an All female Coding Class.
  • International Girls in ICT Day – Events and Webinars.
  • Global Editathon – selected by Wikipedia to host the Kenya Node to feature notable women in tech.
  • Technovation Challenge ( by Safaricom Women in Technology)- On the Judging Panel to select Top Apps/ High School Teams.
  • Boot Camps at Universities.
  • Digital Literacy Courses in Kibera and Kangemi Resource Centers.

Some of Our Workshops



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