Maranyundo Girls School: Shining Bright Since 2008 

 

 

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Mission Advanced: Simmons College Visits Maranyundo

Mission Advanced: Simmons College Visits Maranyundo

Nyamata — On a crisp but balmy morning members of the faculty and staff at Simmons College journeyed to the Maranyundo Girls School. Their objective: assist teaching and learning. They were successful. "We were extremely impressed with the students," said Lisa Hussey, Associate Professor at the School of Library and Information Science at Simmons College. "They students are very eager to learn." Her colleague, Nanette Veilleux, professor of computer science and informatics, nodded in agreement. "They are very motivated." An Ongoing Partnership: A Series of Accomplishments The Maranyundo Girls School hosted a team from Simmons College to focus on organizing...
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Maranyundo Girls School takes First Place in National Science Competition

Maranyundo Girls School takes First Place in National Science Competition

MGS recently won first place in the National Science Competition sponsored by the Rwandan Ministry of Education. The team of three students developed a project which created fuel blocks from dried leaves, clay and water. These block are a cheaper substitute for charcoal, and burner hotter and longer. The team started out knowing that they wanted to do a project that dealt with the challenges of the energy sector. They said the hardest part was thinking of what kind of project they wanted to do, and then planning how they would bring their idea to fruition. As a prize for...
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MGS School Anthem

MGS School Anthem

Maranyundo, our dear home, in the heart of Africa Where the light sparks and stars shine, Holding leadership on success We are inspired to make a change in every step that we make. Keep the game up, we've got what it takes And here's to girl power.   Hand in hand, as a team, education is the fuel. Put logic behind our duties and responsibilities, Our mentors tutoring us, we live what we learn We don't dare sit, we revolve with time And here's to girl power.   It's what we live, what we hold, what makes us different Our...
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Our Story: Seeing the Potential of Every Rwandan Girl

A Model of Philanthropic Partnership

A Model of Philanthropic Partnership

The Maranyundo Girls School, which opened in 2008, began with the unlikely collaboration of a South Boston nun, a beloved Rwandan leader, a group of visionary women from Boston and a Rwandan order of Roman Catholic nuns.

In 2010 the school was transferred to Rwandan leadership with continued financial and programmatic support from the Maranyundo Initiative. This unique philanthropic partnership is founded on respect and shared accountability, reflecting Rwanda’s spirit of reconciliation and rebuilding.

“We make the future sustainable when we invest in the poor, not when we insist on their suffering.”Bill Gates

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Educating Girls:         A Powerful Force for Change

Educating Girls: A Powerful Force for Change

Our mission is to offer economically vulnerable girls access to academic excellence. Our magic is a deeply held belief that every girl in this diverse community – regardless of family finances or background – can achieve great things.

The school’s performance tells the story:  Its first graduating class ranked #1 among all middle schools for girls in the country and every class since has met or exceeded this standard.  This is a remarkable achievement for a school where 50% of its students come from impoverished circumstances and under-performing schools.

 

"When you give someone a future, it is something that cannot perish." - Teacher Lydia, Maranyundo School

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Hope is a Rwandan Girl

Hope is a Rwandan Girl

Girls are agents of change. They play a crucial role in solving the most persistent development problems in the world today.
The Maranyundo girl's stories will touch you, teach you, inspire you.

A walk around the Maranyundo campus is inspiration:
It is girls laughing and helping each other in study hall.
It is a chorus of song and poetry created together. It is the quiet of an attentive classroom.

It is community. It is learning. It is the future of Rwanda.

"Educating girls unlocks lifelong opportunities & breaks the cycle of poverty."- UNICEF Executive Director, Henrietta Fore

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