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Meet Shemsa, Class of 2015 Alumna

Gashora Class of 2015 alumna, Shemsa, was featured in an article by University of Nebraska.  "For Women’s History Month, we’re featuring some of our impactful female students. This week, meet Shemsa Ndahiro Iribagiza, an integrated science major from Kigali, Rwanda. Since she was young, her parents instilled that she is a strong woman. Now she’s dreaming big, helping others find their voice and feel heard, and advocating for others...." READ MORE

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Miss Rwanda 2021!

Congratulations to Gashora Girls Academy alumna, Grace Ingabire, who was crowned Miss Rwanda 2021.  Grace graduated from Bates College, majoring in dance with a concentration on globalization and philosophy.  We wish her the best on this journey. Click HERE to read more about her passion for dance.  

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University of St. Thomas Award Winner

Gashora alumna, Pascale Kunda, was recently voted this year's Tommie Award winner, a prestigious award offered once a year to a senior at the University of St. Thomas.  Pascale is currently a senior at St. Thomas studying mechanical engineering and minoring in peach engineering and is the first engineering major to receive this award.  An interview with Pascale can be read HERE.  She shares about the engineering program and her hopes for the future.  

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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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