Hope is a Rwandan Girl

“Education of children, especially girls, is the cornerstone to National Progress. It leads to greater economic productivity, reduced infant and maternal mortality, and a greater likelihood that the next generation of children will go to school.”

– UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman, [2005 UNICEF report on Gender Achievements and Prospects in Education]

Take a moment to get to know these very special students through their poems, short stories, and singing. 

OUR TURN GIRLS

Written in 2012 by three Maranyundo Girls School students

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Time has come to rise.

Let’s wake up and stand.

Let’s get up and rise.

Let’s lead and rule this world.

Because we are the change it seeks.

Give us the way.

We amaze people by turning this world

into an outstanding planet which lights the universe.

We are fed up being caterpillars.

We have to become butterflies and fly so high.

Time has come to realize our dreams.

It’s our turn to run the world.

We have the power to determine.

No disappointment will bring us down.

We are now up and never going down,

Rising to our highest, reaching to our greatest.

Girls rise!

We are free and strong.

We are brave and mighty.

We are the universe’s treasured beauty.

We are the change the world is waiting for.

Let’s hold on to our dreams.

Let’s use our talents to achieve our goals.

Our time is here and we must shine.

We are girls.

We are the future.

 

Additional Poems:

Shine Maranyundo Girls School, Shine!

 Our School

We Thank You

The Outcome

Video of Maranyundo Girls School Students Singing