Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes, co-founder and CEO of the Akilah Institute in Rwanda, says there is a need for something similar for many people in Hong Kong who aren’t able to enter the education system. Photo: Winson Wong
Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes, co-founder and CEO of the Akilah Institute in Rwanda, says there is a need for something similar for many people in Hong Kong who aren’t able to enter the education system. Photo: Winson Wong
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How an American social entrepreneur empowers women genocide survivors in Rwanda, and the early disaster that only strengthened her resolve

  • Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes co-founded the Akilah Institute in 2010 to help young women in Rwanda become entrepreneurs in the country’s new tech-based economy
  • Now she’s working on replicating the idea in Hong Kong to serve refugee and ethnic minority students

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Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes, co-founder and CEO of the Akilah Institute in Rwanda, says there is a need for something similar for many people in Hong Kong who aren’t able to enter the education system. Photo: Winson Wong
Elizabeth Dearborn Hughes, co-founder and CEO of the Akilah Institute in Rwanda, says there is a need for something similar for many people in Hong Kong who aren’t able to enter the education system. Photo: Winson Wong
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