Akilah Institute for Women

Akilah Institute for Women empowers young women in East Africa to transform their lives by equipping them with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to find meaningful employment and launch their own ventures in the fastest-growing sectors of the economy.

Opened in January 2010, Akilah offers a 2-year Business Diploma in East Africa's highest-growth industries: Entrepreneurship, Hospitality Management, and Information Systems.

Akilah works closely with our private sector partners to design market-relevant curricula that ensure our graduates are equipped to move directly into professional careers and leadership roles.

Projects Funded On Catapult

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Build a library for a women's college in Burundi

Reading is essential for study. Akilah is committed to achieving English competence for our students by building a library to help them succeed.