Akilah Institute for Women

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About us


Akilah is a college that offers a unique model of market-relevant education empowering graduates for success in professional careers and leadership roles.


Akilah aims to build future generations of women leaders and professionals in East Africa through the development of a network of campuses. Akilah will graduate 1,000,000 students by 2030.


Akilah Institute for Women is a college in Rwanda that connects young women to economic opportunity. We work closely with our partners in government, civil society, and the private sector to deliver a market-relevant education that prepares our graduates to move directly into professional careers and leadership roles. We focus on three of the fastest-growing industries in East Africa today: business management and entrepreneurship, hospitality management, and information systems. Our results prove the value of our model: a nearly 90% job placement rate within six months of graduation. Akilah students graduate as empowered, confident professionals, ready to launch meaningful careers, improve their earning potential, take control over their own lives, and reinvest in their families and their country.


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Date Founded: 2010

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Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda

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