We are so proud of our 9 Gashora graduates who are celebrating early admission to the following universities:
On the evening of November 18, 2016, Angela, Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology Class of 2015, and Harvard University freshman, gave the following speech at the Rwanda Girls Initiative annual event.
Earlier this year, I was speaking with one of my Rwandan friends. He had recently learned that I got into college and was curious to know how I got into such a "prestigious" university as Harvard.
The First Lady of Rwanda, Jeanette Kagame (pictured) spoke at the annual Ms Geek 2016 Awards ceremony in Kigali, where only five out of 130 Girls in ICT were awarded for innovative projects providing solutions to the community's challenges. Our Gashora students took second and third place, the only high school students which received awards.
Our girls have brought our "whole girl" education to life, balancing the intense and demanding academic work with our rich co-curricular offerings. They continue to be awarded for their amazing hard work. What follows is a list of just some of the girls' achievements in the past year.
- Won the Miss Geek Competition
- IDebate competition--1st place and best speakers;
- Reached finals in the Spring Accelerator entrepreneurship competition;
- Tech-innovation competition: 2 teams reached the semi-finals;
Our girls continue to gain recognition for their "Gashora Gold Peanut Butter." One of our Senior 6 students so impressed Africa Development Bank President Dr Akinwumi Adesina and Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi at an exhibition of Gashora Gold Peanut Butter and the girls' new product, passion juice, at the 7th Africa Agriculture Science Week 7 in Kigali.
"For me, there is nothing more fulfilling as having been part of a generation that will take our nation to great heights."
My name is Beatrice, Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology (GGAST) class of 2013.
Congratulations to the 35 current S4-S6 girls participating in summer programs in Africa and the US. Programs are listed below:
- Yale Young African Scholars Program, Rwanda: 9 girls
Congratulations to our 2015 graduates on your college acceptances! These amazing young women have received over $4 million in scholarships and financial aid; bringing our three-year total to over $20 million!