Akilah Institute for Women

Rating: 5 stars   21 reviews


109 N. Brush Street Suite 300 Tampa FL 33602 USA


Akilah empowers young women to transform their lives by equipping them with skills, knowledge, and confidence to become leaders and entrepreneurs in East Africa.

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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?


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?


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

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