Akilah Institute

  • Kigali City


KG 19 Avenue
Kigali City

About Us


Akilah offers a unique model of market-relevant education that enables young women to achieve economic independence and obtain leadership roles in the workplace and in society.


Akilah aims to build future generations of women leaders and professionals in East Africa through the development of a network of campuses.


The Akilah Institute, an accredited women’s college in Rwanda founded in 2010, attracts promising female leaders from East Africa for an innovative two-year program that prepares them for professional careers and leadership roles. Akilah provides market-relevant education using a competency based learning model and offers advanced diplomas in Business Management & Entrepreneurship, Information Systems, or Hospitality Management. With a unique focus on ethical leadership skills, public speaking, and community service, Akilah equips students with the lifelong knowledge required for personal and professional growth. Nearly 90% of alumnae launch their careers within six months of graduation and earn 12 times the national per capita income.

Akilah has plans to scale its model connecting women to the workforce. By 2031, Akilah will have established eight campuses and served 53,000 women. We seek motivated individuals that want to be a part of a rapidly expanding global team. 

Latest Listings

Fall Development Intern- Akilah US Office (Internship)