History

The Rwanda Girls Initiative was founded by Shalisan "Shal" Foster and Suzanne "Soozi" Sinegal McGill, with the vision of helping children for whom education is not easily accessible.

In 2009, RGI received authorization from the Ministry of Education (MINEDUC) to open Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology (GGAST) – an upper-secondary girls’ boarding school located in Bugesera District an hour south of the capital city of Kigali. GGAST welcomed its first class of 90 girls in February, 2011.

Campus Under Construction

In 2009, the first building on the campus of Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology was the Community Center. At the same time, the farm was started. The following year, the school was completed, and students arrived.