Gashora alumnae are in the news again! Sarah and Rachel are fighting malaria by creating a soap that acts as a mosquito repellent. Read more:http://bit.ly/2iD7tm1
Gashora Girls Academy graduate, at Columbia University, finds her passion in engineering as she strives to defy's gender norms in Rwanda.
"I loved the fact that every piece of information I received raised more questions, and I wanted to be part of the people who try to find solutions," Tetero says. Read more:
Congratulations to the 13 girls who were honored at the Promotion of Girls Education Campaign. The First Lady told community members that we must "ensure girls not only attend school but also find confidence to realize that they are secondary to none, but rather fairly compete with their male counterparts."
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Pictured with the First Lady is Gashora S4 student, Khadidja.
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:
The class of 2016, which graduated in October 2016, had 100% of our girls passing the National Exam;
Class of '14 graduate was selected for publication in Best College Essays 2016 for her essay, "A Girl with No Country;"
1st place in Rwanda Education Board's (REB) science competition that is geared at encouraging secondary school students to study science, technology and innovation;
1st and 2nd place at National Science Fair Competition;
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 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.
Linda Umwali, was the recipient of Hamline University's prestigious award, the Mary Maude Knox Memorial Award for Academic Excellence. The award is given to a freshman or sophomore who shows unusual scholastic promise. Linda was a GGAST class of 2013 graduate.
"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!