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PROJECT AKILAH INC
February 28, 2011

I worked in the Tampa, Florida Akilah office as the Development Intern for the Fall of 2010. I worked with the Development Associate to plan and execute a nationwide fundraising tour spanning seven cities. With a matching donation, this "Metropolitan Safari" raised almost half a million dollars! The mission of Akilah is honorable and genuine as are the teachers, staff, executives, and co-founders behind the organization. I know I was helping to make a difference in the lives of young Rwandan women. I truly enjoyed my time at Akilah and I will be a supporter and donor for life.

The Great!

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

I had the opportunity to visit the Akilah Institute for Women in Kigali Rwanda and meet all the young women enrolled. It was amazing to see the direct impact that Akilah's education and training have on the students. They are eager to learn and always have smiles on their faces. After speaking to several students I was able to see how these students had little hope for the future before they were enrolled at Akilah. Since attending Akilah the young women began to have a renewed hope for their future.

Ways to make it better...

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

Increase video content and interactive experiences on the website so that donors and supporters can see and understand how their money and time are improving the lives of young Rwandan women and their families.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I served as the Development Intern from August through December 2010.

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