Akilah Foundation


Mission Statement

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.


Since 2010, the institute has built a reputation for delivering high-quality, market-relevant education for women at its campus in Kigali. Akilah’s unique model is centered on competency-based education and leverages technology and personalized learning to offer a radically different academic experience that puts graduates on the fast track to success.
  • Nearly 1,000 students pursuing diplomas in Hospitality and Tourism Management, Information Systems, and Business Management and Entrepreneurship.
  • 550 graduates earning, on average, 12 times the national median income.
  • 90% of graduates launch their careers within six months of graduation. They are recruited for coveted positions in diverse industries, including telecommunications, solar energy, government, civil society, sustainable tourism, finance, and more.
  • 78% of these young women are the first in their family to attend higher education, and more than 50% come from rural areas.
Akilah is committed to delivering 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.

Program Details

Primary Issue
Climate Change
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Washington DC, DC 20009
United States
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