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.
OUR DIPLOMA PROGRAMS
Accredited by the Rwandan Ministry of Education
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT & ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Students graduate ready to launch their own businesses or to find business-focused jobs with existing companies or organizations. In their first year, they learn key business subjects, such as accounting, marketing, and human resources. In their second year, students choose between two tracks: Business Management to pursue a career in an established business, or Entrepreneurship to launch their own businesses. BME graduates have started agribusinesses, brick and mortar shops, clothing companies, and much more.
Information Systems students graduate ready to join East Africa's fast-growing technology industry. They learn to create mobile apps, write code, develop websites, and troubleshoot computer issues. Graduates are prepared for careers as IT specialists, software developers, networking specialists, technology support staff, and IT entrepreneurs.
Hospitality Management students learn the fundamentals of customer, hotel and lodging management, food and beverage service, event management, tour guiding, and hospitality marketing. They gain hands-on experience in our Hospitality Lab and through events and projects with private sector partners. Graduates secure jobs with international hotels, tour companies, and a wide range of customer service providers.
88% of graduates move directly into jobs in their career pathways within 6 months.
Graduates earn income that are, on average, 12x the national median income.
OUR ACADEMIC MODEL
Our unique model focuses on equipping students with leadership development skills, a focus on community service, summer internship opportunities, and career readiness through a competency-based education.
Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes
Co-founder & CEO
Dr. Joyce Banda