Education has the power to change lives. Every year hundreds of representatives from around the globe gathers at the eLearning Africa Conference to discuss, share ideas, collaborate, educate, and inform about the future of education throughout Africa. 2022 was no different. Delegates convened at the Kigali Convention Centre in Rwanda, with a special focus on ICT training and education. Alison, a proud sponsor of the event, was there to meet some of the learners who have completed various courses and find out how their lives have been empowered through access to free online learning. These are some of the graduate stories of how Alison is changing lives through eLearning in Kigali, Rwanda.

Lowami Umiwana

“Learning is the way to grow, and Alison provides a free way to do that.”

Lowami is a young gentleman whose passion and excitement were clear to see on his face. He said that before enrolling in Alison, he didn’t know the differences between software engineering and IT. But, though his studies, he developed his communication skills, and he has a better understanding of these differences between software engineers and IT technicians. He also learned how to communicate better with his team at work and provide them with what they need.

Mwaka Abdulkarim 

Mwaka works as a gym instructor from Rwanda’s Ruyenzi Village. He shared his Alison story with us.


“It was amazing to spend time with Alison.”

Javier came into the conference with an undergraduate degree already in the bag. However, he recognised the boost that studying additional courses and developing skills to amplify his degree. Mixed with his love for food, he studied hospitality and learned how to cook. These insightful courses were in HR, IT Management, Food Processing and Food and Safety Hygiene.

Innocent Karengera

“I hope to do more courses from Alison because they are interesting and at the same time, they are free.”

Meeting Innocent was a reminder to all of us that you are never too young or old to learn something new, and you are never too educated to. He holds a Masters degree but recognised that he needed additional skills in statistics and quality improvement to help him get closer to his dream of working as an independent consultant. Through Alison, he graduated with two additional diploma courses and two certificates.

Iragena Rafiki

“…to study is easy. Just take your phone and get the application.”

Iragena is a science and technology student who learned about Alison while searching for online courses. He loves studying with Alison because it’s free, easy and simple. Download our online app and like Iragena, discover just how easy it is to study online, anytime, and anywhere.

Cedrick Nkundwanabake

Cedrick is a business and works in nutrition. His journey with Alison is inspirational and has helped him advance in his career with the skills he gained through the studied courses.

Emmanuel Hakizimana

“Knowledge is wealth.”

Emmanuel is a PhD student who works in the Rwandan government sector as an environmental scientist. He knows and understands the need for all, especially young people, to always be learning and acquiring new skills which are needed in our everyday lives and our jobs. Emmanuel encourages young people to use Alison’s rich platform to enhance their skills. What makes studying even better, he said, is that there are many interesting courses on offer and students can study wherever they are.

There are many more inspirational and encouraging stories from our students in Rwanda. What they all have in common is how we have revolutionised learning – putting it in the hands of everyone, everywhere. For FREE. When you enrol in any of our courses, certificates, and diplomas, you have the power to change the trajectory of your life and career.

Jean Bosco Nshimiyimana

Benefits of eLearning With Alison

  • Flexible enough to accommodate the needs of every type of student
  • Allows you study anytime, anywhere in the palm of your hand
  • Cost effective and accredited courses
  • Meets requirements for individual learning styles
  • Skills acquired means you are in line for career advancement opportunities

Our various tools and products prepare entry level workers going into the job market and enriches those pursuing doctorate degrees and those simply looking to upskill themselves and enhance their CVs.

Alison has more than the variety of courses to study. Our Workplace Personality Assessment and Mental Health Assessment tools provide insight into your strengths, weaknesses, and receive our suggested courses to help you improve in those areas.

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