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Rusa Divine was recently named as the Regional Advisor for Africa at the International Federation of Medical Student Association (IFMSA). The IFMSA is the largest student led organization in the world where medical students around the world meet to discuss, learn and grow. For the next year, Rusa will be heading the African department, working with internationals from the 5 world regions, in work with Sexual and Reproductive Health including HIV/AIDS (SCORA).
In a twist of fate, Walla Walla Community College is lending a hand in helping to shape the future of Rwanda.
Since last spring Walla Walla has been home to seven Rwandan students: Eliane Wibabara, Grace Ingabire, Sarah Benimana, Sandrine Iradukunda, Ornella Usanase, Aline Uwase, and Ariane Kangabo.
All are enrolled at the college, studying soil science, irrigation technology, precision agriculture and water conservation. All seven are graduates of the Gashora Girl's Academy of Science and Technology near Kigali, Rwanda's capital city. Read the complete article here.
Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology were the winners of the 2017 African Debate Championship, held in Uganda this year! This is a competition normally dominated by boys.
The team of three won the championship, with Natasha Teta Semwaga receiving the Best Speaker award, Nikitah Isabella winning the 3rd best speaker award, and Sylvie Mahoro Wairimu took home the best country speaker award.
The Standards Olympiad is an annual competition for middle school and high school students organized by The Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) together with Korean Standards Association (KAS). The competition is the world's first academic Olympiad focusing on standardization and aims to raise young people's awareness of standards through a series of different activities. Seven countries from different continents participated in the competition including Japan Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Peru and South Korea.
Gashora alumnae are in the news again! Sarah and Rachel are fighting malaria by creating a soap that acts as a mosquito repellent. Read more:http://bit.ly/2iD7tm1
Gashora Girls Academy graduate, at Columbia University, finds her passion in engineering as she strives to defy's gender norms in Rwanda.
"I loved the fact that every piece of information I received raised more questions, and I wanted to be part of the people who try to find solutions," Tetero says. Read more:
Congratulations to the 13 girls who were honored at the Promotion of Girls Education Campaign. The First Lady told community members that we must "ensure girls not only attend school but also find confidence to realize that they are secondary to none, but rather fairly compete with their male counterparts."
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Pictured with the First Lady is Gashora S4 student, Khadidja.
Our girls have brought our "whole girl" education to life, balancing the intense and demanding academic work with our rich co-curricular offerings. They continue to be awarded for their amazing hard work. What follows is a list of just some of the girls' achievements in the past year:
The class of 2016, which graduated in October 2016, had 100% of our girls passing the National Exam;
Class of '14 graduate was selected for publication in Best College Essays 2016 for her essay, "A Girl with No Country;"
1st place in Rwanda Education Board's (REB) science competition that is geared at encouraging secondary school students to study science, technology and innovation;
1st and 2nd place at National Science Fair Competition;
We are so proud of our 9 Gashora graduates who are celebrating early admission to the following universities: