About Akilah

The Akilah Institute is an award-winning women’s college in Rwanda. We are a global community of lifelong learners creating a more sustainable world. We envision a future where all individuals have the knowledge, skills, and resources to lead productive and purposeful lives on a changing planet.

Our Graduates

88% of Akilah alumnae are employed within six months of graduating, and 90% of graduates are supporting at least one individual or family member financially. Akilah graduates have gone on to work for global companies, including MeshPower Ltd, MTN Rwanda, Off Grid Electric, ISON BPO, Impact Hub, Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Inkomoko Business Development, and more.

Our Pillars

The Akilah Pillars define our academic model. They are present in every program that we offer.

21st Century Skills

We develop lifelong learners who are prepared for the jobs of today and can adapt and succeed in the careers of tomorrow. Our interdisciplinary approach combines subject matter expertise with collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity.

Personalized Learning

We recognize that every student is different. Our adaptive learning model provides individualized pathways to success to ensure each learner achieves her academic goals.


We encourage students to enthusiastically pursue new ideas, challenge the status quo, and develop solutions for unmet needs. We leverage the latest technology and learning methods to craft an unparalleled learning experience.

Ethical Leadership

We educate and inspire ethical leaders who recognize the dignity and rights of others and the natural world. We foster values that promote gender equity, civic responsibility, and environmental stewardship.


We deliver a transformative learning experience that equips students with the knowledge and tools to balance vibrant economies with a healthy environment to create a future of abundance for all.

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Since 2010, Akilah’s diploma programs have equipped hundreds of women with the academic, professional, and leadership skills necessary to launch and advance their careers.

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