We’ve had a great year! Here are eight reasons we’re smiling

We had a lot of fun in 2014. Here’s a look at some of the things that made us smile in the past year and why we’re looking forward to 2015!


Technology is everywhere

Many students use computers for the first time at Akilah. Visiting families are the most impressed by our state-of-the-art computer labs.

There’s a club or activity for every student’s niche interest

Student Body President Elyse Igihozo just launched a student-run monthly newspaper written by our budding student journalists.

Students launch businesses even before they graduate

Nida’s Bites, a restaurant run by student Nida Iraguha, is a faculty favorite for Friday takeout!

We have a campus nursery

Student mothers bring their kids to the campus nursery, because we don’t believe that motherhood should be a barrier to education.

Paper? That’s SO 2014

Students get Kindle readers so they can study even when the electricity at home cuts out.

Social Change Projects teach students to lead and to give back

Students complete over 80 hours in community service.

Our girls can code

With our new Information Systems major, Rwanda will have more female programmers, systems analysis, database managers.

We’re definitely the only college in East Africa with our own music video!

In 2014, we opened Akilah’s second campus in Burundi, and we couldn’t be happier. So we showed off our dance moves in our first-ever music video, #HappyInBurundi, based on Pharrell Wiliams’ hit song, “Happy”.

There are so many reasons we’re grateful this year.
Thanks for being a part of it!