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Mary Kay Vona

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PROJECT AKILAH INC
February 27, 2011

The Akilah Institute, through the hard work, dedication and commitment of many and leadership of Elizabeth Dearborn Davis, is transforming lives of women not only in Rwanda but throughout the globe. Although the direct impact may be felt by the young women who complete the program in Rwanda, these young women touch the lives of all those they meet. The model that Elizabeth and the team have created and operationalized can be leveraged throughout the world. The program's focus on education, mentoring, leadership and self esteem will continue to drive the personal successes and economic growth in the region. I had the great pleasure and honor of meeting Elizabeth and several members of her team through one of her professors at Vanderbilt. Discovering that she was from Tampa added to the special feeling of contributing through our community. I have since engaged several other colleagues to commit to giving and helping Akilah grow. I am thrilled to help the team with the 2011 Campaign and look forward to another exciting year.
Dr. Mary Kay Vona

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

Observed the students during their tour in the US. They were confident, focused and professional and so appreciative of The Akilah Institute and its contributions to their growth and development.

Ways to make it better...

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

Continue to engage the business community and advance public relations contacts.

MY ROLE:
Donor & Donor and Volunteer.

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