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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