Students from Akilah Institute for Women in Rwanda tour Tampa

09/29/10 Seán Kinane
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A Tampa native is helping to educate women in war-torn Rwanda. Elizabeth Dearborn Davis, the co-founder and CEO of the Akilah Institue for Women, has brought two of her students to the United States to tell people about Akilah. Anita Umutoni is a student at the Akilah Istitute for Women.

Rwandans study French in grade school, but are learning English at the Akilah Institute for Women.

Because of her training at Akilah, Anita Umutoni is able to work as a receptionist in a hotel.

Bahati Giselle is also a student at Akilah in Rwanda, now touring the U.S.

Elizabeth Dearborn Davis is the co-founder and CEO of the Akilah Institue for Women and was born and raised in Tampa.

They have an event tomorrow night, called Metropolitan Safari.

Akilah Institute for Women

Metropolitan Safari

WMNF 2009 interview with Akilah Institute founder Elizabeth Davis

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