Firm thrives on nurturing children’s skills in technology

Paul Akwabi has built an innovation hub on passion and drive to change the world and transfer knowledge to young people through the use of technology.

He is the brain child behind Tech Kidz Africa, a Mombasa-based startup incubated at Swahilipot hub. Tech Kidz Africa nurtures children through technology in software development, robotics, graphic design and character development.

Having won numerous awards and recognition in the world technology, Mr Akwabi, 27, has now ventured into nurturing children to become innovators and solve problems affecting humanity.


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KNCCI, Mombasa County sponsored the Tech Kidz Expo organized by Tech kids Africa, which is a kid’s technology program that introduces practical configuration of robotics, software development, graphic and character development to young children.

The Expo took place on 30th September 2017 at the Swahili pot hub innovation Centre. Kids under the age of 14 had an opportunity to showcase their work to other children from different schools, teachers, parents and county representatives.


The future lies in tech: Centre teaches youth to develop apps


The Tech Kidz Africa centre in Mombasa is helping children passionate about technology to achieve their dreams.

Located at the Swahili Pot, formerly known as Rissea, it helps them develop programmes, mobile applications, computer and mobile games.

Founder Paul Akwabi said the centre aims to unlock the dreams of talented youths between seven and 17 years old.

He said their programmes give children an opportunity to think outside the classrooms and normal lives.

“The current generation with all the internet around needs to be taught how to constructively and positively use it,” Akwabi said.


In this club, young children develop hi-tech software


For Paul Akwabi, children can be taught to be innovative as early as at the age of nine.

This dream started when he was on a trip in Europe, where he met a nine-year-old techie who challenged him on some aspects of technology.

“I was very much concerned why a little kid in Europe understood technology much better than me. I realized the children in Europe, India and USA have technology clubs and academies,” Mr Akwabi says.

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