Rwanda Opportunities: Volunteer at Gashora Girls Academy

WORKING AT GASHORA GIRLS ACADEMY

At Gashora, we are inspired by our students huge ambitions and constantly strive to make our programs innovative with outstanding achievements. We are always open to work with like-minded individuals or groups who have exceptional skills and talent and are driven to change the world for girls.

Life at the Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology (GGAST) is a unique experience that will allow you to experience the rich and vibrant Rwandan culture, while making a meaningful difference in the lives of Rwandan young women. Depending on the opportunity you are considering, your experience will be unique. The goal of each of these experiences is to bring your passion and excitement to the school and ultimately support our teachers and students. These experiences will push you out of your comfort zone, and we ask you to keep this in mind as you consider applying.

Life as a GGAST volunteer will challenge you with a series of adjustments, including moving to Rwanda, adjusting to new ways of working and socializing, learning a new language, and eating unfamiliar food. While these may be a part of the excitement and adventure that initially sparked interest in Gashora, the adjustments will require your effort, energy and accommodations. Working at Gashora is an incredible opportunity to dive into a new environment and have an experience that will directly allow you to create change; this is a life changing experience, both for you and for the brilliant students who attend the academy.

GGAST is able to accommodate a limited number of fellows, individuals and groups each school year. We seek volunteers with expertise and clear vision of what our students or staff will gain from their time.

The academic terms in Rwanda run from:

  • January to early April
  • Mid-April to mid-July
  • August to early November

We are thrilled you are considering joining us to volunteer and deeply appreciate the time and expertise that you desire to dedicate. As a small non-profit we are extremely conscious of every dollar we spend and consider ourselves stewards of donated funding. We are unable to sponsor the travel and living expenses of our fellows and volunteers.

The estimated total funds needed are $4,000 - $5,500 for one term, or $6,500- $8,000 for one year. Fellows are provided a small stipend similar to Peace Corps. Short-term volunteers are asked to help pay for their room/board expenses at $40 a day.

For questions email, info@rwandagirlsinitiative.org.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.