News from Maranyundo

Essay Winner Alice Rutayisire’s Gifted Hands

Recently S5 student Alice Rutayisire entered the IDEA4Africa  essay competition…and WON! The prompt was “How do you believe that youth entrepreneurs can best have impact on communities and the country of Rwanda?“ This student is really going places! Last year she won the regional East African Community (EAC) Secretariat Essay Writing competition among students from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, […]

Maranyundo students keep busy even on a school holiday!

A quick update from Teaching Fellow, Molly Rothschild! Monday was a national holiday in Rwanda in celebration of Eid Al-Adha. Officially it’s a day off at school, but campus is bustling! Students are studying math, physics, and computers across campus, while also catching up on the other projects they have going on! A group of S4 […]

The beauty of I and the power of We

This is a guest blog post from Chris Flaherty, a teacher from Boston Arts Academy who is visiting Maranyundo Girls School along with teacher Dara Bayer, and two students, Kamiya Parkin and Ja’Hari Ortega. Check out their video!   “Psst…Chelsea.” The girl sitting next to me reflexively opens up the top of her desk and […]

School Library is Busier than Ever!

Over the past few years, we have seen Maranyundo Girls School student’s love of reading reading grow in leaps and bounds since we first wrote about the emerging reading culture at the school back in 2014. As the school grows, so does the popularity of the school library. With the school now equipped with fast fiber-optic […]

Maranyundo Students First and Second Runners up in local Poetry Contest

Grace Rwanda recently held a grand opening for the Bugesera Youth Center Library and held a reading and writing competition with prizes. Maranyundo students love entering competitions of all sorts and so entered the poetry contest. Two teams of students were awarded first and second runner up in the contest for their poems and English and […]

Maranyundo Girls Shining Bright

It’s been an exciting few weeks at MGS, with lots of student accomplishments to brag about! The S5 students, as part of their entrepreneurship class, put on an awesome expo on Visitation Day where they sold handmade crafts. The expo was a huge success; students, families, and teachers all purchased items! MGS also had 22 […]

Endogenic Madness – Bringing Play (Doh) into the Classroom

This is a guest blog by David Hosford, who is staying on the Maranyundo Girls School with his family for about a month this summer. He is a history teacher and soccer coach at Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School in the US.   Bringing new teaching methodologies into the Rwandan classroom       “Endog*#@ what?”, I […]

A view from the Hosford Family

The Hosford Family: Melissa, Dave, Aliya,  Carina, and Brooke, have been visiting the school for the past few weeks. Here is a quick update on all they have been up to: We are all settling in at the Maranyundo school. We have all attended some classes and our daughters  are playing soccer everyday. We have been warmly […]

Memorial Tribute to Ann Pollina

Ann Pollina September 3, 1948 – May 7, 2016   “It is so important for our faculty and students to keep their eyes on the needs of the world. It is critical for our students, right now, at this age, to recognize how they can make a difference.” ~Ann Pollina   The Maranyundo Initiative is saddened […]

Maranyundo’s Yale Young African Scholars!

  Three S5 students at Maranyundo have been selected to participate in this year’s Yale Young Africa Scholars (YYAS) program. From the YYAS website: Yale Young African Scholars is a seven-day, residential program for African secondary school students currently enrolled in high school on the African continent. YYAS is designed for students who will graduate from secondary school […]