Promoting Higher Education

We recently celebrated our 4th Graduation Ceremony on October 2, 2016. For our first 3 graduating classes, 100% of our Gashora Girls have passed their culminating Rwandan National Examinations, and approximately 90% of the girls have continued on to university in over 16 countries, an extraordinary accomplishment given that in Rwanda and throughout East Africa, the percentage, especially for girls, typically is less than 5%. The graduates who are not attending university have joined in the work force.

These young women are preparing themselves to continue the mission of RGI, to help lead and transform the nation. These women will be the next generation of scientists, social entrepreneurs, advocates, engineers, doctors, and thought leaders, who will bring solutions to the biggest global challenges we face. Whether they return to Rwanda or remain abroad, these women will have a tremendous impact on their families, their community, their country and the world.

US University Placements

  • Abilene Christian
  • Arizona State University
  • Bates
  • Bennington
  • Briar Cliff University
  • Brown
  • Bryn Mawr
  • Bucknell
  • California Baptist
  • Claremont McKenna
  • College of the Atlantic
  • College of the Holy Cross
  • Colorado State University
  • Columbia University
  • Cornell University
  • Dartmouth
  • Dickinson
  • Duke
  • Duquesne
  • Goucher
  • Hamline University
  • Harvard
  • John Carroll
  • Lafayette College
  • Letourneau University (TX)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Swarthmore College
  • Trinity
  • Union College
  • Marist (NY)
  • McNeese State (LA)
  • Michigan State
  • Monroe College (NY)
  • Northampton CC (PA)
  • Northwestern University
  • Oklahoma CC
  • OK Christian
  • Pomona College
  • Princeton
  • Seattle University
  • Smith College
  • SOKA
  • Stanford
  • U of Arkansas Little Rock
  • UMass
  • Amherst
  • University of Nebraska
  • UPENN
  • University of Rochester
  • University of St. Thomas
  • University of the Ozarks (AK)
  • Walla Walla CC
  • Washington State University
  • West Virginia University
  • Whitman College
  • Worscester Poly Tech
  • Yale

Around the World

  • African Leadership University (Mauritius)
  • Akilah Institute (Rwanda)
  • Anhui University (China)
  • Ashesi University (Ghana)
  • Carleton University (Canada)
  • Central Adventist U of Africa (Rwanda)
  • CDI College (Canada)
  • Columbia College
  • Concordia University
  • De LaSalle Medical School (Philippines)
  • Ecole Nationale Superieure D’Architecture (Paris)
  • Earth University (Costa Rica)
  • Ege University (Turkey)
  • Griffith University (Australia)
  • International University
  • Jacobs University (Germany)
  • Jiangsu U of Science & Tech. (China)
  • Jomo Kenyatta University (Kenya)
  • Kampala (Uganda)
  • Kepler University (Rwanda)
  • Kwame Nkrumah U of Science & Tech.(Ghana)
  • Lukokwing (Malaysia)
  • Marist College (Italy)
  • Mbarara University of Science &Technology (Uganda)
  • McGill University (Canada)
  • Moi University (Kenya)
  • Mt. Kenya University (Kenya)
  • Nantong University (China)
  • Nanjing University of Science and Technology (China)
  • Okan University (Turkey)
  • Saint Petersburg State (Russia)
  • Selcuk University (Turkey)
  • SHE-CAN
  • Simon Fraser University (Canada)
  • Strathmore University (Kenya)
  • Thompson Rivers U (BC)
  • U of Asia & Pacific (Philippines)
  • United States International U. (Kenya)
  • University of British Columbia (Canada)
  • USIU (Kenya)
  • University of Heidelberg (Germany)
  • University of Kigali
  • University of Rwanda
  • University of Toronto (Canada)
  • Xinjang University (China)
  • Yonsei University (South Korea)
  • York University (Canada)
  • Zheijang University of Science and Technology (China)