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13 girls Honored at Promotion of Girls Education Campaign

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.

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2016 Accomplishments

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;

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Soozi McGill and Shal Foster:  425 Magazine

The Eastside's Shalisan Foster and Suzanne Sinegal McGill are working to empower women a world away.

Give a Rwandan girl an education, and she'll have the power to alter the landscape of her country. That's the idea Foster and McGill invested in when they started Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology, an all-girls STEM school in Rwanda.

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Meet Alumna Rusa

AT GGAST I became a fearless and confident woman with a mind for solving problems and thinking outside the box. At Gashora, I discovered my love for Biology and Chemistry which shaped me to find my way into medicine and aspire to be a doctor. I was given choices that broadened my thinking and showed me how to believe in myself.

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Educating Girls Changes Everything, Part V

We are proud to release the latest installment of the "Educating Girls Changes Everything" series. Harbers Studios captures the story of four young women, one still at the Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology, one in her third year at Harvard, one preparing for her first winter at Harvard, and the last at Lafayette. We hope you are as inspired by their stories as we are.

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On the evening of November 18, 2016, Angela, Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology Class of 2015, and Harvard University freshman, gave the following speech at the Rwanda Girls Initiative annual event.

Good evening,

Earlier this year, I was speaking with one of my Rwandan friends. He had recently learned that I got into college and was curious to know how I got into such a "prestigious" university as Harvard.

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