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URGENT NOTICE: Due to the security situation in Burundi, we have decided to temporarily close our Burundi campus. Any contributions made to Akilah during this time will go towards the Burundi Campus Fund to provide ongoing support to our current students and ensure that we can reopen as soon as possible.

Akilah opens the door to the future for young women in East Africa who don’t have the opportunity to pursue higher education. Ability to pay is the single greatest barrier to more women enrolling in Akilah’s program. With 550 students across two campuses by 2015, there is a critical need to expand Akilah’s Student Scholarship Fund.

While up to 90% of women in East Africa work in subsistence agriculture, earning less than $2 per day, Akilah students graduate with a 90% job placement rate and earn on average five times more than they would without an Akilah diploma.

Akilah turns five this year, and we hope to continue this momentum so that 1,000 students graduate by 2020. Meeting this goal depends on your support. Your generosity will allow Akilah to prepare more young women to launch meaningful careers in East Africa’s growing economy.

Consider the impact of a small monthly commitment to Akilah:

$50 monthly gift = Daily lunch
$100 monthly gift = Academic materials
$250 monthly gift = 1 year at Akilah
$750 monthly gift = 3 years at Akilah

Use the form here or mail your check directly to:

Akilah Institute for Women
195 Plymouth Street, Suite 2/4
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Akilah is an initiative of Project Akilah Inc., a 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible in accordance to law. Your donation to Akilah is a gift to the Institute as a whole. We will use your gifts where they can do the most good to educate young East African Women.

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