Akilah Institute for Women

Rating: 5 stars   21 reviews

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Location: 109 N. Brush Street Suite 300 Tampa FL 33602 USA

Mission: Akilah empowers young women to transform their lives by equipping them with skills, knowledge, and confidence to become leaders and entrepreneurs in East Africa.
Geographic areas served: Rwanda
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

My experience with Akilah has been amazing. I find all the young women who make Akilah happen to be genuinely and pasionately connected to their work. After meeting some students, you can see why. Akilah has found some amazing gems of the earth and is polishing them, preparing them to make a new life for their own people. The impacts being made in the women's lives are profound. Each young lady receives her training on a full scholarship, something offered no where else.
I also know that Akilah's operations are as cost-efficient as possible. Their events are primarily volunteer-staffed and have even embarked upon soliciting library donations to keep the cost of books down. They have gone above and beyond in acquiring grants and workers for the infastructure.
These efforts are solely so that donations go directly to students' scholarships, and less to overhead. I am impressed by everything Akilah is doing and am proud to volunteer for them.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Through meeting Gisele and Anita. They are truly brilliant women who are very appreciative of the investment Akilah has made in them.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would open more campuses so that women in other areas could attend without being seperated from their families.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Raffle a trip to Kigali. I want to visit Akilah

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Meeting Gisele and Anita was an amazing experience, and we have continued to stay in touch. I was entrusted with some important aspects of an intense event, and that was greatly confidence-building.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Entrusted, confident, appreciated and important

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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6 people found this review helpful

I give to the Akilah Institute because it has amazing teachers who work really hard to equip the 50 motivated, ambitious students to have the skills to excel and ultimately get meaningful jobs in the hospitality industry. By training these women to be leaders in the fastest growing sector of the Rwandan economy, the Akilah students will be able to uplift their families and communities from poverty.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I give to the Akilah Institute because it has amazing teachers who work really hard to equip the 50 motivated, ambitious students to have the skills to excel and ultimately get meaningful jobs in the hospitality industry. By training these women to be leaders in the fastest growing sector of the Rwandan economy, the Akilah students will be able to uplift their families and communities from poverty.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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10 people found this review helpful

Akilah has Kanatapi which makes us feel that we are sitting in a family. We are free to talk about and say anything.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Akilah has Kanatapi which makes us feel that we are sitting in a family. We are free to talk about and say anything.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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8 people found this review helpful

Akilah is not just about studying, but also about discovering who we are and this will help me be an exemplary leader.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Akilah is not just about studying, but also about discovering who we are and this will help me be an exemplary leader.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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7 people found this review helpful

I had no dreams before Akilah because of financial problems. Now I am getting a good education which is changing my life

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I had no dreams before Akilah because of financial problems. Now I am getting a good education which is changing my life.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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8 people found this review helpful

Akilah is very different from other schools because Akilah can support women which is good to us and to Rwanda. If you support women, you support the whole country.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Akilah is very different from other schools because Akilah can support women which is good to us and to Rwanda. If you support women, you support the whole country.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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11 people found this review helpful

The methodology of our teachers is different. it is interesting and they are cool. We never feel tired in class. They are very open to students.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The methodology of our teachers is different. it is interesting and they are cool. We never feel tired in class. They are very open to students.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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7 people found this review helpful

My dreams have changed a lot because of Akilah. Now I dream to become a business lady or magager of a company to help others in need and my country.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My dreams have changed a lot because of Akilah. Now I dream to become a business lady or magager of a company to help others in need and my country.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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12 people found this review helpful

Akilah is different from other schools I have attended. We have good relationships with our teachers and we have special courses.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Akilah is different from other schools. We have good relationships with our teachers and we have special courses.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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11 people found this review helpful

Akilah is very different from any other school. Everyone is equal. The teachers are very organized. Akilah helps students to improve their knowledge.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Akilah is very different from any other school. Everyone is equal. The teachers are very organized. Akilah helps students to improve their knowledge.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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