Preparing African Women for Careers & Leadership

About the Project

The Akilah Institute is a college in East Africa that connects young women to economic opportunity. Akilah works closely with partners in government, civil society, and the private sector to deliver a market-relevant education that prepares graduates to move directly into professional careers and leadership roles.

Akilah focuses on three of the fastest-growing industries in East Africa today: business management and entrepreneurship, hospitality management, and information systems. 88% of graduates are employed within six months of graduating and earn 12x the national median income. 


April 24, 2019 (last update 09-19-2019)