Our Model

As our mission states, we educate and empower girls of Rwanda to reach their highest potential. The doors to the Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology (GGAST) opened in January of 2011 as a pioneering, socio-economically diverse upper-secondary boarding school designed to provide 270 of the most promising young women in the country of Rwanda with exemplary college prep education.

Gashora students graduate as inspired young leaders, filled with confidence, a love of learning and sense of economic empowerment to strengthen their communities and foster Rwanda's growth. Our proven model of education equips Gashora girls with:

  • inquiry based, hands-on learning
  • academic excellence and intellectual courage
  • service learning and social engagement
  • leadership opportunities in school and beyond