In Case You Missed Us In the News…


The Metropolitan Safari 2014 is well underway and we’ve had some great press leading up to the events!

Our alumna Nadine Niyitegeka ’13 was featured in a lengthy Washington Post column last month. Now an Akilah staff member, Nadine is currently touring the U.S. with the Metropolitan Safari. You can meet her at our next event in New York this Thursday (buy your tickets here!), or in upcoming events in San Jose and Tampa.

We are also in the Financial Times, where Akilah friend David Applefield donated $30,000 worth of ad space to run a 1/2 page color ad for Akilah in their Special Report, The New Africa. We are featured right next next to article about job creation — how appropriate!

Finally, Elizabeth’s first blog post for the Huffington Post is now up! In “My Love Story in Rwanda”, Elizabeth talks about what brought her to East Africa after college, how she and Dave got the idea to found Akilah, and what she hopes for the future of the region.