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Microsoft Alumni Foundation 2013 Integral Fellows Nomination: RGI's Kimberly Mecham
Posted in: People  — Monday, August 19, 2013

» RGI is so grateful for the support of our fabulous board member, Kimberly Mecham! Kimberly is a Microsoft Alumni Foundation 2013 Integral Fellows nominee. Please check out her nomination for her nonprofit work:   One afternoon, in the spring of 2008, two friends asked me to create a website for them.  They were preparing for a television interview to talk about their recently fo... read more

Summer Greetings from RGI
Posted in: Reflections  — Wednesday, July 31, 2013

» Happy Summer to all of you!  While our children are enjoying summer vacation, the girls at the Gashora Girls Academy in Rwanda are midway through their second term and studying harder than ever. It’s been quite a year so far!  GGA students admitted to the Yale Young Global Scholars summer program, a student selected for Clinton Global Initiative Scholarship through medical school&h... read more

Wharton Executive MBA Spotlight: Lindsay Beck
Posted in: People  — Monday, July 01, 2013

» After spending a week in Rwanda studying change leadership as part of Wharton's Executive MBA program, I serendipitously found myself touring the Gashora Girls Academy.  I loved the school immediately and was blown away by its accomplishments.  Having spent my entire career as an entrepreneur in the nonprofit arena I was also drawn to the story of its founders and thenormal grow... read more

Center for Women and Democracy Visit GGA
Posted in: Events  — Monday, June 24, 2013

» The US Ambassador, Donald Koran, and a group from the Center for Women and Democracy visited Gashora Girls Academy today.  The Northwest Literacy Foundation held a book drive in Seattle, Washington and the group from the Center for Women and Democracy traveled from Washington state to Rwanda to deliver the books to GGA.  The girls are thrilled to have new books in the library at GGA!&nbs... read more

The Global Search for Education: Girls
Posted in: Media  — Thursday, March 07, 2013

» We would like to share this great article, written by C.M. Rubin, about girls education and the movie coming out today called Girl Rising.  It's a good reminder of why we're doing what we do!  Educating girls is the answer to so many challenges.  An excerpt is below and the full article can be read here: "The Global Search for Education: Girls" &... read more

General Mills Donates $80,000 to the Scholarship Fund at Gashora Girls Academy
Posted in: Events  — Wednesday, February 27, 2013

» General Mills has donated $80,000 to the scholarship fund at Gashora Girls Academy!  What an incredible support this is for Rwanda Girls Initiative.  General Mills is promoting Rwanda Girls Initiative on Yellow Box Cheerios and Fruit by the Foot Roll-Ups throughout Costco warehouses nationwide.   The scholarship fund at Gashora Girls Academy helps to cover the... read more

SIF Grants RGI $15,000 at the Women in the World Breakfast
Posted in: Programs  — Wednesday, February 06, 2013

»   Over 300 women leaders from philanthropy, business, media, academia, and the nonprofit sector gathered on December 7 at the third annual Women in the World Breakfast, hosted by the Seattle International Foundation (SIF), to discuss the importance of investing in women and girls and celebrate Washington state’s commitment to global women’s issues.  SIF awarded a grant of... read more

Film Short: "Educating Girls Changes Everything"
Posted in: Media  — Thursday, November 08, 2012

» We are so excited to share with you our film short "Educating Girls Changes Everything" by National Geographic Filmmaker Mick Davie. The film provides a good picture of life at the Gashora Girls Academy and documents the story of one student's admission to the school. Students voice why their education at GGA is so important and discuss their dreams for the future... read more

Reasons to Celebrate International Day of the Girl
Posted in: Reflections  — Thursday, October 11, 2012

» A PERFECT 800 on the math portion of the SAT?? Are you kidding me?  For any student that would be a feat, but for a 17 year old girl from Rwanda to achieve this in a second language with limited school resources at her schools as she grew up is extraordinary!  Chartine, one of our students at GGA, is the perfect example of how the girls take the opportunities provided at the school and e... read more

"Witness and Celeste's Excellent Adventure" by Peter Thorp
Posted in: People  — Thursday, October 11, 2012

» Imagine the courage it took our two Senior 5 representatives to get on that plane headed to the USA on August 9th. Neither Witness nor Celeste had ever been out of Rwanda, let alone on a plane. So off they went, with their parents’ blessings and, we hoped, thorough directions about how to navigate the Amsterdam airport where they would have to change planes for their final leg to Boston. ... read more

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