Gender inequalities in homes and communities every day, hinder girls from reaching their full potential. On International Day of the Girl, we stand with the world community in recognizing the need to accelerate progress and opportunities for girls around the world.
Of the 1 billion young people-including 600 million adolescent girls-that will enter the workforce in the next 10 years, more than 90% of those living in developing countries will work in the informal sector, where low or no pay, abuse and exploitation are common.
Rwanda Girls Initiative (RGI) mission is to educate and empower girls of Rwanda to reach their highest potential. This is made possible by our many donors and partners who provide scholarships to 98% of our students. As a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) school, our unwavering commitment to excellence and innovation has nurtured students to become leaders in the country in academic and entrepreneurial achievements that will help transform the nation, and continent by developing the next generation of scientists, social entrepreneurs, advocates and thought leaders who will bring new insights and solutions to the biggest global challenges we face.
On International Day of the Girl we are thrilled to share an essay by our alumna, Rusa Divine, and her passion to fight for Women's Rights.