Sponsor a Student

Our goal is to ensure that no 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 $2,500 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. Our full school fees do not cover the full cost of a students' education, therefore 100% of our families receive aide, with 78% of our students paying 1/4 of the cost of their education.

"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

KWIGA Level Sponsorships (Kwiga – to learn) - ($2,500 USD)

Your $2,500 contribution, or $210 a month, 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) - ($6,000 USD)

Your $6,000 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 for all students
  • An on-campus agricultural program which will provide her with diverse sources of nutrition and hands-on learning experiences in science and entrepreneurship for all students
  • 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)