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She Will Rise Annual Event

Wow! What an absolutely wonderful occasion it was to be together (virtually) to celebrate and honor the extraordinary students, alumnae, and staff of Gashora Girls Academy is Science and Technology. We are overwhelmed with gratitude for the outpouring of support for these young women. Your generosity is going to change the future, because educating girls changes everything.

We are thrilled to announce that because of you we were able to raise $1.1 Million. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

If you didn't get a chance to watch the event or would like to experience it again, click HERE. If you haven't had a chance to make a gift and would like to, DONATE HERE.

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Black Lives Matter

At Rwanda Girls Initiative, we stand with our Black and African American colleagues, students, and alumnae in the fight against systematic inequities. We stand in solidarity with those across our country and across the world who are speaking out against institutional racism, anti-blackness and standing up for the pursuit of equity and justice for all.

To read our full statement and find a lit of resources we complied click HERE

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School is closed, but Gashora Girls Academy has always been more than its desks and whiteboards – is the people who fill those spaces that bring our mission to life and it is our supporters that make it all possible. In this moment we are overwhelmed with gratitude as we watch our community take care of one another. Your generosity has enabled us to continue to carry out our mission and respond to the needs of our students, it has only been possible because of YOU!

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Best in Science!

It is the beginning of March and that means that the class of 2019's National Exam scores are in! The Gashora Girls have excelled once again with 100% passing and 40 students receiving a PERFECT SCORE! We are also proud that one of our students was The Best in Sciences and plans to become a mechanical engineer. Our students continue to break Gashora records and achieve academic success, join us in celebrating their success!

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Gashora Girls '14 Alum Co-Founds STEM Initiative
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Rwanda Science Fair

Students from Gashora Girls Academy took 2nd place at the 8th Rwanda Science Fair sponsored by the REB (Rwanda Education Board). They came in 2nd to students from Agahozo Shalom Youth Village (ASYV). We are thankful for the continuous partnership we have with ASYV. Congratulations to both teams.

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Gashora Grads Helping Refugees

This article is re-posted from Colorado State University website and features three of our Gashora Girls Academy graduates from the Class of 2017. The article was written by Tony Phife

When Merci Mukeshimana left her home in Rwanda to study food safety and human nutrition in CSU's College for Health and Human Sciences, she had dreams of one day running her own food company.

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New Head of School

The Rwanda Girls Initiative Board of Directors is delighted to announce the appointment of Atete Rugege, as Head of School, succeeding Alain Munyaburanga on June 1st.

The Board of Directors and Search Committee were unanimous in the decision and belief that Atete's experience, skills and leadership style make her the ideal person to honor the culture of GGAST with an eye toward the future.

Passionate about women and girls' empowerment, Atete has over 15 years of experience working in civil society and the private sector. Serving in different capacities including working to advance access to finance for micro, small and medium sized businesses. As a team member and consultant for the International Finance Corporation (IFC)/World Bank, Atete developed programming that fostered financial sector development in Rwanda and other Sub-Saharan African countries.

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