BENEFITING: Akilah Institute for Women
ORGANIZER: Akilah Institute for Women
EVENT: The RaiseForWomen Challenge
Akilah Institute for Women wrote -
In August 2012, three years after opening, Akilah celebrated its inaugural graduation and met our goal of 100% job placement for Akilah graduates. This is how Akilah stands out from the crowd – we are committed to connecting all of our students to the formal economy. Everything Akilah offers during its 3-year college Diploma program paves the way for poor young women to succeed professionally in the local market.
Akilah launched its model of higher education in the capital of Rwanda in order to meet the needs of both marginalized young women and a booming private sector thirsty for relevantly skilled professionals. Akilah offers 3-year Business Diplomas in the fastest growing sectors of the local economy: Entrepreneurship; Hospitality Management; and Information Systems.
This model of affordable higher education and practical training incorporates two crucial elements: market-relevant curricula and professional development programs that connect graduates directly to the workforce. Our administration is laser-focused on building employment and internship partnerships with local private sector partners. Through this results-oriented educational model, Akilah will achieve its vision of building waves of future generations of women leaders and professionals across East Africa.
The Akilah model of specially tailored curricula, operating systems, academic culture and values will be replicated in East Africa partner countries beginning this year! We are on-the-ground directly responding to the dire need for a scalable institution that invests in youth, women, and the workforce.
Support our work to invest in the women who will lead East Africa into the future!