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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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Meet Esther

Esther Rugoli is a Junior majoring in Agricultural Biotechnology at Washington State University. Her interest lies in plant breeding, and her long-term goals are to make an impact on traditional farming in Rwanda so that the farmers will have a chance to have access to new varieties that are higher yielding to ensure food security. At WSU she has been exposed to outside classroom experiences

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Alumna Named as African Representative!

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).

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The Future of Agriculture in Rwanda

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.

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