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Giving

We have several way to contribute to the Rwanda Girls Initiative and the students which we serve.

Rwanda Girls Initiative is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and your donations are fully deductible in accordance to federal law. Our IRS tax identification number is: 26-3503023. For more information about making a donation, please email us.

Rwanda Girls Initiative
P.O. Box 325
Medina, WA 98039

Sponsor a Girl

Our goal is to ensure that no qualified girl will be unable to attend GGAST due to her family’s economic status. You can support our vision by joining our “Sponsor a Girl” program. For a donation of $2,000 USD per year, you will sponsor the education of one of Rwanda’s most promising young women. Twice a year you will receive a letter from the girl you sponsor, letting you know about her goals and ambitions and her progress toward her goals.

The intentionally wide socio-economic demographic in our student population, underscores our goal to contribute to long-term peace and reconciliation in Rwanda, and therefore compels us to have a tremendously robust financial aid program. In fact, only approximately 20% of our families pay full school fees.

"I have many BIG DREAMS, like eradicating Tuberculosis and HIV, but my biggest dream is that the 62 million girls around the world who are without an education find their own Gashora."

- Yvonne, Class of 2013

Donate

Thank you for your decision to support Rwanda Girls Initiative with a tax-deductible contribution! Make your donation online through PayPal, using your credit card or PayPal account. You may choose to directly sponsor a girl's education at the Gashora Girls Academy (please read about our sponsorship programs below) or donate another amount to support the school.

To make a donation in honor of someone, please use the 'instructions to the seller' box to provide the name of the person your donation is in honor of, the address where we should send an acknowledgement, and any note that you would like to include with the acknowledgement.

If you would like to make your donation by check, please make it payable to “Rwanda Girls Initiative” and mail it to the address below. Please include a note stating your name and contact information. After we receive your check, we will acknowledge your tax-deductible gift with a letter, which will be considered your receipt.

Sponsor Student at the Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology

KWIGA Level Sponsorships (Kwiga – to learn) - ($2,000 USD)

Your $2000 contribution provides a high quality upper-secondary education for one student, increasing her future opportunities in her education, career, and life. The sponsorship covers the full cost of attending the Gashora Girls Academy for one student:

  • Classroom instruction, textbooks, and school supplies
  • Housing in the dorms, three meals per day, health and hygiene supplies
  • What you will receive
  • A hard-copy photo and bio of the student who you are sponsoring
  • An update on the student’s progress at the end of the school year

RUKA Level Sponsorships (Ruka – to soar) - ($5,000 USD)

Your $5000 contribution provides a high quality upper-secondary education for one student and allows the school to invest in the ‘whole girl’ through support, activities, and nutrition. The sponsorship covers the full cost of attending the Gashora Girls Academy for one student (above) and makes an additional investment in the following:

  • Modern science and technology equipment which will prepare her for a successful career in Rwanda’s new economy
  • An on-campus agricultural program which will provide her with diverse sources of nutrition and hands-on learning experiences in science and entrepreneurship
  • Support for clubs, art, music, and sports – those experiences outside of the classroom that will shape her confidence, ambitions, and values
  • A mentoring program where students of the school will travel to hear from successful Rwandan women in business, politics, and other leadership roles
  • What you will receive
  • A hard-copy photo and bio of the student who you are sponsoring
  • An update on the student’s progress at the end of the school year
  • An invitation to an annual update by the RGI Board on the progress of the school (taking place in Seattle)

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Rwanda Girls Initiative is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and your donations are fully deductible in accordance to federal law. Our IRS tax identification number is: 26-3503023.

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Volunteer

We have benefitted enormously from the contributions of both short and long-term volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, you must have completed at least your second year of university studies and have a skill set that aligns with our academic and/or extracurricular programs. If you are interested in volunteering, please complete our application form.