Focusing on education and equality, Akilah is a college with campuses in Rwanda and Burundi that connects young women to economic opportunity. Akilah works closely with partners in government, civil society, and the private sector to deliver market-relevant curriculum to its 340 (and growing!) students. Akilah focuses on teaching material based on entrepreneurship, hospitality management, and information systems to help its students harness their potential and create bright futures.
Why We Love It: Akilah cares about growing and expanding so that education can be accessible to even more women (which is why it’s hiring now!). Since 2010, Akilah has developed a model of education that can be replicated to other communities across East Africa and by 2020 hopes to have 1,200 students attending classes all over the country. Best of all, Akilah employees feel like they are part of a family where everyone shares the same goal and passion for empowerment.
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