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MEET OUR NEW STAFF!  GGAST ALUMNAE ELVANIE, MADO, and OLIVE

It is an exciting time at Gashora Girls Academy.  Last May, our inaugural 2013 graduating class began graduating from university's around the world!  We have recently hired 5 of these amazing alumnae to work at GGAST. 

We sat down with three of these young women to talk about their time at Gashora and how they feel about returning. 

Meet Elvanie  who works as GGAST's Career Development and University Advisor, Mado who is our Nutritionist and Olive who is our Farm Manager!

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Remember-Unite-Renew

This month of April, the Flame of Remembrance ("Urumuri Rutazima" - the unquenching flame ) will be lit for the duration of 100 days. This will mark the beginning of the remembrance of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. The Flame of Remembrance is a symbol of courage and resilience of all Rwandans, and the unquenching persistence towards peace, forgiveness and reconciliation.  

This month, we stand in remembrance with our Gashora students, families and staff who are playing a critical role in paving the future for a prosperous country for all Rwandans. 

Below is an essay written by one of our 2013 Gashora Girls Academy graduates who has recently returned to Rwanda to work at GGAST.

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Learning to Choose Courage:   Suzanne Sinegal McGill

In celebration of International Women's Day, we are thrilled to highlight one of the amazing and inspiring women who co-founded Rwanda Girls

Initiative and Gashora Girls Academy, Suzanne (Soozi) Sinegal McGill.  Soozi is a dedicated and inspiring voice advocating for girls education and women's empowerment in Rwanda and around the world.  

Below is the speech that Soozi gave at the Women of the World Breakfast this year.  We hope that her story of overcoming fear will inspires you to step out of your comfort zone and inspire others.

"Not only can we, as women of the world, be inspired, but we can also be the on

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