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Board Member, Kimberly Mecham, and Gashora Girls Academy, Benjamin Kuradusenge, had the privilege of attending the invite only, Microsoft Education Exchange conference in Singapore. The educators invited were chosen from a pool of 8,000 applicants. Singapore was chosen as the host country due to its highly regarded education system.
Our journey to founding Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology (GGAST) began in 2008, and along the way there have been partners and champions that have played instrumental roles in the building, shaping, and success of GGAST and Rwanda Girls Initiative (RGI). But no one played a more pivotal role in laying the groundwork and building blocks than our founding Headmaster of the school, Peter Thorp. GGAST would simply not be what it is today without Peter's commitment, heart and expertise to help us create a model all-girls school.
A warm welcome to the 90 new S4 students who joined us this weekend at GGAST for orientation! We also welcome back the 185 returning students who are back in class.
Rwanda Girls Initiative received a $16,000 grant from the Why Not You Foundation.
Rusa Divine was recently named as the Regional Advisor for Africa at the International Federation of Medical Student Association (IFMSA). The IFMSA is the largest student led organization in the world where medical students around the world meet to discuss, learn and grow. For the next year, Rusa will be heading the African department, working with internationals from the 5 world regions, in work with Sexual and Reproductive Health including HIV/AIDS (SCORA).
In a twist of fate, Walla Walla Community College is lending a hand in helping to shape the future of Rwanda.
Since last spring Walla Walla has been home to seven Rwandan students: Eliane Wibabara, Grace Ingabire, Sarah Benimana, Sandrine Iradukunda, Ornella Usanase, Aline Uwase, and Ariane Kangabo.
All are enrolled at the college, studying soil science, irrigation technology, precision agriculture and water conservation. All seven are graduates of the Gashora Girl's Academy of Science and Technology near Kigali, Rwanda's capital city. Read the complete article here.