We are able to educate girls in Rwanda in part because of the contributions of dedicated volunteers. Volunteers complement the teaching staff by bringing specific skills and expertise, along with their passion and commitment toward the academic and personal growth of the students. Volunteering at the Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology (GGAST) is a unique experience that will allow you to experience the rich and vibrant Rwandan culture, while making a meaningful difference in the lives of Rwandan young women.

GGAST is able to accommodate a limited number of volunteers each school year. We seek volunteers with expertise in their area of study and/or certified teachers who are able to contribute to the school by tutoring in Math, Science, or English, leading extracurricular activities (including athletics, art, or music) and/or working at the Community Center teaching classes or organizing events. We have short and long term opportunities ranging from 1-2 weeks to 1-2 years.

The academic terms in Rwanda run from:

January to early April

Mid-April to mid-July

August to early November

As a small organization we are not able to sponsor the travel and living expenses of volunteers. We respectfully ask that volunteers raise the costs of their own expenses. The estimated total funds needed are $4,000 - $5,500 for one term, or $6,500- $8,000 for one year. Short term volunteers are asked to help pay for their room/board expenses at $40 a day.

If interested, please visit our "Volunteer Opportunities" page and fill out an application. For questions email, info@rwandagirlsinitiative.org.