Access Scholarship Program in Partnership with Mastercard Foundation

Our Access Program aims to bring Moringa’s world-class education to ambitious youth who would otherwise be excluded from the program due to their financial circumstances. We partner with organizations and other well-wishers to provide full scholarships and additional psychosocial support to applicants who qualify to enter into Moringa but come from low-income backgrounds.

What Is Included in Our Access Program

The Access Program is a scholarship program for youth from low-income backgrounds. Access Program participants benefit from additional activities and support. This is to afford them equal opportunity for completing the program and graduating with the same confidence and success probability as their self-sponsored counterparts. These support structures include:

  • A pre-introductory course exclusively for access students to help reinforce beginner concepts and fundamentals
  • Laptops – Access students who do not already have them are provided laptops to use during the program.
  • A professional counselor to offer psychosocial support to any students who are interested in receiving it.
  • Fun events – Before Covid-19, we held in-person game nights and karaoke nights. Due to Covid-19, we currently hold online fun events for our students.
  • A mentorship program where Access alumni provide guidance and support for students in upper classes.
  • A student support team to offer individual support and consistently ensure student well-being.

We encourage our students to communicate with our team when/if they are facing any academic or personal problems, to ensure that our team can provide adequate support. Your donation/support could be the one thing that makes a very big difference to somebody else’s life and the community they are part of.

Next Intake Dates

June 27th, 2022
Open Apply

Learning Model

Through the program, the students will experience our blended learning model which includes:

  • Daily Standups

    Every morning, students stand up in front of the class and talk about their progress, challenges and also explain technical terms and how they are used to their peers

  • Pair-programming

    The students will be assigned a random pair every week that they will work with to help them through the content during the week

  • Self-directed learning

    Moringa School content is autonomous and students are able to go through it on their own without the need of a teacher/lecturer

  • Project-based learning

    The content is very practical and engaging, requiring the students to apply the skills they are learning as they progress through the content.

In addition to this the students will have the following activities:

Lightning Talks: Every Tuesday from 5.30 – 6.00 pm, the students will attend lightning talks which are student-led and touch on any informative topics aimed at motivating students and teaching them something outside what they learn in class.

Thursday Speaker: Every Thursday from 5.00 – 6.00 pm, the students will attend a talk led by a speaker from the industry to motivate, share experiences, and/or demo a project/product that the students can learn to use, within or outside Moringa School.

Course Prerequisites

Applicants must meet the following profile and conditions:

  • Age and location

    • Applicants must be between ages 18-35
    • they should also have a place to live in or around Nairobi during the program, allowing consistent class attendance.
  • Educational Status

    • Applicants must not currently study in a university in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree (Enrolled or on a break).
    • Applicants must have graduated from high school and must provide their KCSE certificate.
  • Financial Background

    • Applicants must provide financial documents that prove they cannot afford to pay full tuition. This includes bank and MPesa statements, rent contracts, employment contracts, etc. These documents will be treated with full confidentiality.
  • Language Fluency

    • Fully fluent in both written and spoken English
  • Candidate Availability

    • Able to commit to the program full time for 6 months. Students will have to attend class from Monday to Friday 8:30am-6:00pm. It should be noted that Moringa school has a very important and strict attendance policy. Students are expected to have no less than a 95% attendance rate. Failure to comply with this policy can result in expulsion.
    • Students should also be available during evenings and weekends, as they will often be required to study during evenings and weekends to complete their projects.
  • Basic Computer Skills

    • Able to differentiate between hardware and software and what each specific component does
    • Understands how to use Microsoft Office packages
    • Able to navigate through an internet browser
    • Can open applications, connect to wifi and create an email account
    • Fully fluent in both written and spoken English
    • Passionate about technology

A potential student will only be eligible for the scholarship if they strictly meet ALL the requirements stated above.

Curriculum

Moringa School has a strict policy on attendance and this determines the student staying in Moringa School or being dropped from the program. The students are expected to be in Moringa School (online or in-person, depending on the module) Monday to Friday from 8:30AM-6PM.

Beginner Module
INTERMEDIATE MODULE
ADVANCED MODULE
Course Overview

The 4 weeks covers:

  • Basic introduction to computers
  • Introduction to HTML
  • Introduction to CSS
  • Introduction to JavaScript
  • Introduction to JQuery

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students get a basic understanding of coding
  • This course sets students up for success in Moringa Prep and Core
  • Students are introduced to Moringa’s blended learning model and self-directed learning, which they are able to adjust to as they progress through Moringa School
  • Students become confident in their skills and are able to build upon them as they progress through the program
  • Personal projects(IP’s) : To test their understanding on how they have grasped the content.

  • Command-line
  • Text editors
  • Version control and Git
  • HTML page layout elements
  • CSS basics
  • Styling with classes
  • Debugging CSS and HTML
  • GitHub pages
  • Responsive design and media queries

Learning Outcomes:

  • Navigate the command line to access and create directories and files
  • Use Git and GitHub to track the creation of static web pages
  • Create a static webpage using HTML
  • Style a static webpage using custom CSS rules in a linked stylesheet
  • Create a project
  • Create a readme in Markdown
  • Adapt a webpage for responsive design

  • Introduction to JavaScript
  • JavaScript console
  • Fundamental JavaScript
  • Writing functions
  • Business vs User interface logic
  • Control flows
  • Logical operators
  • Arrays
  • Looping

Learning Outcomes:

  • Write and use custom JavaScript functions
  • Understand the conventions used in naming variables
  • Manipulate numbers with methods
  • Use the JavaScript console
  • Separate the business logic from the user interface
  • Use control flows to make decisions

  • Bootstrap
  • Navigating bootstrap documentation
  • Introduction to JQuery
  • jQuery effects
  • DOM manipulation and traversal
  • Variable Scope
  • Forms
  • Debugging in JavaScript

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn key jQuery concepts like callbacks and event handlers
  • Show, hide, and toggle HTML elements
  • Understand the Document Object Model (DOM) and how JavaScript changes the displayed page, not the HTML
  • Traverse and manipulate the DOM
  • Create forms to gather input from the user
  • Manipulate the attributes of HTML elements

  • Intro to object-oriented programming
  • Contractors and prototypes
  • Objects within objects

Learning Outcomes:

  • Build JavaScript objects with constructors
  • Add methods to JavaScript objects by creating prototypes

  • Team formation
  • Git Collaboration Workflow
  • Agile
  • Presentation Skills

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand key jQuery concepts like callbacks and event handlers
  • Participation in creating and presenting a project, and collaborating effectively with teammates

Pre-Course Work (50 hours):

  • Intro to Node
  • Watchman
  • Introduction to Typescript
  • Introduction to ES6: let, const, promises

Week 1 (50 hours)

  • Basic Angular applications
  • MVC with Angular
  • Components
  • Event emitters
  • Custom directives
  • Pipes
  • Forms
  • Deployment with Heroku

Week 1 Learning Outcomes:

  • Create an Angular application from scratch
  • Create models and components
  • Deploy an Angular application to gh-pages

Week 2 (50 Hours):

  • Dependency Injection
  • Services
  • Routers

Week 2 Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the concept of Dependency Injection and how to use it
  • Use routing modules to create dynamic pages in the application.

Week 3 (50 hours of Python Basics):

  • Object-Oriented Programming in Python
  • Unit Testing in Python
  • Behaviour Driven Development in Python

Week 3 Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain what Python is and how it differs from other
    programming languages
  • Install Python on their respective machines
  • Understand Python syntax and how it works
  • Explain the concept of Object-Oriented Programming in Python
  • Create tests to test the different behaviours of their
    Python applications
  • Use Python to manipulate files on their hard drives
  • Use Behaviour Driven Development to create products that matter.

Week 4 (50 hours of Flask):

  • Setting up virtual environments in Python
  • Templating, routing, and View Functions
  • WTF forms
  • Deployment

Week 4 Learning Outcomes:

  • Create a simple flask application
  • Understand what a template is in Flask
  • Create a flask template
  • Setup a virtual environment for their flask application
  • Add and manipulate content in a flask template
  • Add routing in their applications so that they create multi-page applications
  • Work with APIs to retrieve data from external websites and display that data in their application
  • Deploy their Flask application to Heroku.

Week 5 (50 Hours):

  • Creating models
  • Introduction to SQL Databases
  • Object-relational Mapping
  • Authentication
  • File Upload
  • Email Notifications

Week 5 Learning Outcomes:

  • Persist data into a database
  • Explain different kinds of databases
  • Install and use Postgres database
  • Create models that will help them define how data will be saved in the database
  • Understand and use CRUD functionality
  • Authenticate users in their application
  • Send Email notifications to their users through their
    application

Week 6 (50 Hours):

  • Create products to practice concepts

Week 6 Learning Outcomes:

  • Practice on the concepts they have learned through
    Projects

Week 7 (50 Hours):

  • Product development
  • Presentation

Week 7 Learning Outcomes:

  • This week the students are broken down into groups and in the groups, they come up with projects to work on all through the week.
  • They are then expected to present their projects on
    Friday.

Week 8 (50 Hours):

  • MVC basics
  • Introduction To Django
  • Django Templating
  • Integrating Postgres database with Django
  • Basic URL configurations Using Regex
  • Setting Up Database Migrations
  • Setting Up Django administration

Week 8 Learning Outcomes:

  • Create a simple Django project with apps inside
  • Use regex to clearly define routes
  • Add dynamic content to your Django application
  • Upload images to your application
  • Create links and use Postgres database

Week 9 (50 Hours)

  • Creating Unit Tests In Django
  • Integrating third-party Django libraries
  • Creating Asynchronous functions
  • Setting up web Forms In Django

Week 9 Learning Outcomes:

  • Create tests to test the behavior of your application
  • Allow users to subscribe to a Newsletter
  • Create a Newsletter with the current day’s items
  • Create an authentication system
  • Send users a welcoming email when they sign up for a Newsletter

Week 10 (50 Hours):

  • Integrating Ajax into applications.
  • RESTful APIs
  • Handling POST request
  • Two-day Project: Reddit

Week 10 Learning Outcomes:

  • Use AJAX to update a page asynchronously without reloading the page
  • Create your their APIs
  • Use Postman to test out their APIs
  • Use POST requests to add items to the database using
    Postman

Week 11 (50 Hours):

  • Create projects to practice concepts learnt:
    • Riot Map
    • Car poolers
    • Flash Cards
  • Capstone Ideation

Week 11 Learning Outcomes:

  • This week the students get to practice the concept they have learned since the start of the module through
    projects

Week 12 (50 Hours):

  • Product development Presentation

Week 12 Learning Outcomes:

  • This week, students come up with a project which they work on throughout the week.
  • They present the project at the end of the week

Units Covered:

  • Leading Self
  • Communicating for Impact
  • Entrepreneurial Thinking
  • Project Management
  • Working with Others

Learning Outcomes:

  • Manage your mindset, behaviours, and workplace relationships to help you stand out in your organization and in your industry as a leader
  • Demonstrate engagement with others to strengthen team cohesiveness and effectiveness
  • Persuade others using oral and written communication techniques.
  • Recognize and solve problems using the most appropriate strategy for the specific context
  • Apply the core tenets of project management from establishing project goals & objectives and building a project plan to managing resources, meeting deadlines and closing the project

Moringa Pre-Prep is a BEGINNER 4-week program that runs Monday to Friday from 8:30am – 6pm.

Duration:

4 Weeks

Mode:

Hybrid

Fees:

Fully Sponsored

This program is aimed at developing and bringing the enrolled students up to speed with basic coding skills.

Course Overview

The 4 weeks covers:

  • Basic introduction to computers
  • Introduction to HTML
  • Introduction to CSS
  • Introduction to JavaScript
  • Introduction to JQuery

Learning Outcomes:

  • Students get a basic understanding of coding
  • This course sets students up for success in Moringa Prep and Core
  • Students are introduced to Moringa’s blended learning model and self-directed learning, which they are able to adjust to as they progress through Moringa School
  • Students become confident in their skills and are able to build upon them as they progress through the program
  • Personal projects(IP’s) : To test their understanding on how they have grasped the content.

This is the INTERMEDIATE level program for those who have finished high school and/or those who have no background in programming. Here learners get a thorough introduction to programming and the popular programming languages and technologies.

Duration:

5 Weeks

Mode:

Live & Online

Fees:

Fully Sponsored

At the end of prep, learners are able to build static websites and demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of front-end and back-end development.

Course Overview

  • Command-line
  • Text editors
  • Version control and Git
  • HTML page layout elements
  • CSS basics
  • Styling with classes
  • Debugging CSS and HTML
  • GitHub pages
  • Responsive design and media queries

Learning Outcomes:

  • Navigate the command line to access and create directories and files
  • Use Git and GitHub to track the creation of static web pages
  • Create a static webpage using HTML
  • Style a static webpage using custom CSS rules in a linked stylesheet
  • Create a project
  • Create a readme in Markdown
  • Adapt a webpage for responsive design

  • Introduction to JavaScript
  • JavaScript console
  • Fundamental JavaScript
  • Writing functions
  • Business vs User interface logic
  • Control flows
  • Logical operators
  • Arrays
  • Looping

Learning Outcomes:

  • Write and use custom JavaScript functions
  • Understand the conventions used in naming variables
  • Manipulate numbers with methods
  • Use the JavaScript console
  • Separate the business logic from the user interface
  • Use control flows to make decisions

  • Bootstrap
  • Navigating bootstrap documentation
  • Introduction to JQuery
  • jQuery effects
  • DOM manipulation and traversal
  • Variable Scope
  • Forms
  • Debugging in JavaScript

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn key jQuery concepts like callbacks and event handlers
  • Show, hide, and toggle HTML elements
  • Understand the Document Object Model (DOM) and how JavaScript changes the displayed page, not the HTML
  • Traverse and manipulate the DOM
  • Create forms to gather input from the user
  • Manipulate the attributes of HTML elements

  • Intro to object-oriented programming
  • Contractors and prototypes
  • Objects within objects

Learning Outcomes:

  • Build JavaScript objects with constructors
  • Add methods to JavaScript objects by creating prototypes

  • Team formation
  • Git Collaboration Workflow
  • Agile
  • Presentation Skills

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand key jQuery concepts like callbacks and event handlers
  • Participation in creating and presenting a project, and collaborating effectively with teammates

This is the ADVANCED level program for those that have a foundational background in Computer Science fundamentals and the Principles of Programming. Students who graduate from the BEGINNER module can proceed into Core but those looking for direct admission will need to take a short assessment on these areas before entry into this module.

Duration:

15 Weeks

Mode:

Live & Online

Fees:

Fully Sponsored

Students in Core can choose one of two pathways available to them: The Full-Stack Web Development Track or The Mobile App Development Track. The course is broken into 12 weeks of curriculum and 3 weeks of professional development.

Course Overview

Pre-Course Work (50 hours):

  • Intro to Node
  • Watchman
  • Introduction to Typescript
  • Introduction to ES6: let, const, promises

Week 1 (50 hours)

  • Basic Angular applications
  • MVC with Angular
  • Components
  • Event emitters
  • Custom directives
  • Pipes
  • Forms
  • Deployment with Heroku

Week 1 Learning Outcomes:

  • Create an Angular application from scratch
  • Create models and components
  • Deploy an Angular application to gh-pages

Week 2 (50 Hours):

  • Dependency Injection
  • Services
  • Routers

Week 2 Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the concept of Dependency Injection and how to use it
  • Use routing modules to create dynamic pages in the application.

Week 3 (50 hours of Python Basics):

  • Object-Oriented Programming in Python
  • Unit Testing in Python
  • Behaviour Driven Development in Python

Week 3 Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain what Python is and how it differs from other
    programming languages
  • Install Python on their respective machines
  • Understand Python syntax and how it works
  • Explain the concept of Object-Oriented Programming in Python
  • Create tests to test the different behaviours of their
    Python applications
  • Use Python to manipulate files on their hard drives
  • Use Behaviour Driven Development to create products that matter.

Week 4 (50 hours of Flask):

  • Setting up virtual environments in Python
  • Templating, routing, and View Functions
  • WTF forms
  • Deployment

Week 4 Learning Outcomes:

  • Create a simple flask application
  • Understand what a template is in Flask
  • Create a flask template
  • Setup a virtual environment for their flask application
  • Add and manipulate content in a flask template
  • Add routing in their applications so that they create multi-page applications
  • Work with APIs to retrieve data from external websites and display that data in their application
  • Deploy their Flask application to Heroku.

Week 5 (50 Hours):

  • Creating models
  • Introduction to SQL Databases
  • Object-relational Mapping
  • Authentication
  • File Upload
  • Email Notifications

Week 5 Learning Outcomes:

  • Persist data into a database
  • Explain different kinds of databases
  • Install and use Postgres database
  • Create models that will help them define how data will be saved in the database
  • Understand and use CRUD functionality
  • Authenticate users in their application
  • Send Email notifications to their users through their
    application

Week 6 (50 Hours):

  • Create products to practice concepts

Week 6 Learning Outcomes:

  • Practice on the concepts they have learned through
    Projects

Week 7 (50 Hours):

  • Product development
  • Presentation

Week 7 Learning Outcomes:

  • This week the students are broken down into groups and in the groups, they come up with projects to work on all through the week.
  • They are then expected to present their projects on
    Friday.

Week 8 (50 Hours):

  • MVC basics
  • Introduction To Django
  • Django Templating
  • Integrating Postgres database with Django
  • Basic URL configurations Using Regex
  • Setting Up Database Migrations
  • Setting Up Django administration

Week 8 Learning Outcomes:

  • Create a simple Django project with apps inside
  • Use regex to clearly define routes
  • Add dynamic content to your Django application
  • Upload images to your application
  • Create links and use Postgres database

Week 9 (50 Hours)

  • Creating Unit Tests In Django
  • Integrating third-party Django libraries
  • Creating Asynchronous functions
  • Setting up web Forms In Django

Week 9 Learning Outcomes:

  • Create tests to test the behavior of your application
  • Allow users to subscribe to a Newsletter
  • Create a Newsletter with the current day’s items
  • Create an authentication system
  • Send users a welcoming email when they sign up for a Newsletter

Week 10 (50 Hours):

  • Integrating Ajax into applications.
  • RESTful APIs
  • Handling POST request
  • Two-day Project: Reddit

Week 10 Learning Outcomes:

  • Use AJAX to update a page asynchronously without reloading the page
  • Create your their APIs
  • Use Postman to test out their APIs
  • Use POST requests to add items to the database using
    Postman

Week 11 (50 Hours):

  • Create projects to practice concepts learnt:
    • Riot Map
    • Car poolers
    • Flash Cards
  • Capstone Ideation

Week 11 Learning Outcomes:

  • This week the students get to practice the concept they have learned since the start of the module through
    projects

Week 12 (50 Hours):

  • Product development Presentation

Week 12 Learning Outcomes:

  • This week, students come up with a project which they work on throughout the week.
  • They present the project at the end of the week

Units Covered:

  • Leading Self
  • Communicating for Impact
  • Entrepreneurial Thinking
  • Project Management
  • Working with Others

Learning Outcomes:

  • Manage your mindset, behaviours, and workplace relationships to help you stand out in your organization and in your industry as a leader
  • Demonstrate engagement with others to strengthen team cohesiveness and effectiveness
  • Persuade others using oral and written communication techniques.
  • Recognize and solve problems using the most appropriate strategy for the specific context
  • Apply the core tenets of project management from establishing project goals & objectives and building a project plan to managing resources, meeting deadlines and closing the project

Post Graduation

Access graduates will receive support in seeking employment for 1 year after graduating. This support entails weekly follow-up for the first six months, ending out of employment opportunities (links e.t.c), access to laptops at Moringa School to be able to apply for jobs, professional connections.

Meet your Classroom Mentors

We have an open-door policy and encourage free interaction between students and mentors with the spirit of collaboration, innovation and creativity at the core of our environment.

  • Raphael Katana
    Raphael Katana

    Raphael Katana

Common Questions

Kindly note that this form typically takes applicants 45 minutes or more to complete.

Yes, there is an online assessment, which can take up to 2 hours and it evaluates:

  • Tech Skills: basic knowledge on how to use a laptop
  • Moringa School Knowledge: this section evaluates the knowledge the student has on the school and the program
  • Learning resource: this section evaluates very basic coding knowledge. All the information tested is available on a learning resource sent to students.
  • Growth mindset – This section evaluates the growth mindset of a student

Yes: Moringa School has a strict policy on attendance and this determines the student staying in Moringa School or being dropped from the program.

The students are expected to be in Moringa School (online or in-person, depending on the module) Monday to Friday from 8:30AM-6PM.

Due to the fast pace, strong content, and rigor of the program, students are not allowed to miss any days of school unless they have emergencies, which must be explained to their technical mentor as soon as possible via email.

You can also lose the scholarship if you do not show up for when you are supposed to start class.