Akilah’s Inaugural Graduation—August 2012
Friday, August 17th marked a monumental day in the history of the Akilah Institute for Women—the graduation of our inaugural class! After more than two and a half years of rigorous academic studies, exams, internships, and countless hours of community service, 39 young women crossed the stage to receive their certificates of completion in Hospitality Management at the Akilah campus in Kigali. We are proud to announce that these students achieved 100 percent job placement. Akilah graduates have launched their careers in the hospitality and tourism industry, working in hotels, eco-lodges, airlines, and more.
Surpassing the requirements for internships and social change projects, many students showcased their leadership skills and entrepreneurial savvy far beyond the classroom walls, serving as elected youth representatives, student body leaders, community activists, and embracing a wide range of opportunities in the private sector.
This historical ceremony not only signified an incredible milestone for Akilah as the only college for women in Rwanda but, moreover, it represented a group of young, confident women who are paving the way for future generations and entering the Rwandan workforce determined to make a significant contribution to their communities, economy, and nation.
To view additional photos of the ceremony and read graduation media coverage, visit our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/akilahinstitute.