Higher Education For Young Women In East Africa | Akilah Institute For Women’s Fundraiser On Crowdrise

Faculty development and capacity building to train, develop, and hire the best teachers. Student services and activities to expand counseling, activities, and extracurriculars for students professional and social growth. The Student Scholarship Fund to invest in more women who would not otherwise have the opportunity to pursue higher education. WHY SUPPORT AKILAH? Women serve as powerful agents of change when empowered and given the tools to participate in the formal economy. Yet, there remain very few opportunities for young women in East Africa to gain the skills and education needed to prepare them for meaningful livelihoods and economic independence. 80% of women in East Africa still work in subsistence agriculture, earning less than $2 per day. University is an expensive option for a select few. Only 1% attend university and just 30% of those are women. We created Akilah as a visionary new educational model for low-income young women.
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