Maranyundo Girls School: Shining Bright Since 2008 

 

 

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A Time of Remembrance and Healing for Rwanda

A Time of Remembrance and Healing for Rwanda

  April 7, 2018 marks 24 years since Rwanda and the world were forever changed by the horrors of genocide in 1994. Over 100 days, almost one million people were violently murdered. Each year, the country takes time to Remember, Unite, and Renew - to become stronger together through their shared history, shared grief, and a commitment to create a better world together where this history will never be repeated. Kwibuka means ‘ Remember’ in Kinyarwanda. Today, the Maranyundo Initiative lights a candle of remembrance and healing.  We take this moment to mourn with the entire country, but especially with the staff, teachers, students and parents
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The Maranyundo Girls School:  Celebrating A Decade of Excellence in Education

The Maranyundo Girls School:  Celebrating A Decade of Excellence in Education

The following was written by Maranyundo Initiative Intern and Tufts University Senior: Lauren Hawkes The Maranyundo Girls School is a boarding school for girls in Nyamata, Rwanda comprised of a middle school and a newly completed STEM high school. The school began as the dream of  Aloisea Inyumba, who worked as Rwanda’s Minister for Gender and Family Promotion. At a conference at Harvard’s Kennedy School, she connected with Sister Ann Fox of the Paraclete Center in Boston and later Rwandan First Lady, Madame Jeannette Kagame. In partnership with a group of women in Boston, they decided to build a school in
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A Solar Surprise: “Green” Graduation Gift Installed on Campus

A Solar Surprise: “Green” Graduation Gift Installed on Campus

Several months before the November 2017 Graduation Celebration, the Maranyundo Initiative Board was wondering how they could mark this very special occasion with a gift. 'How about solar panels?' someone suggested. The original plans for the new Library and STEM Learning Center included solar panels on the roof, but at the time, they were prohibitively expensive. However, as the cost of production has dipped over the passed few years, the time was ripe to take advantage. Solar had already proven itself on campus.  The single panels installed last year on four separate buildings generated enough electricity to significantly reduce energy costs and 
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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.

"Education of children, especially girls, is the cornerstone to National Progress."- UNICEF Executive Director Ann M. Veneman

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Upcoming Events

  • 23 May

    Maranyundo Initiative Board Meeting

    The next meeting of the Maranyundo Initiative Board of Directors will be Wednesday, May 23rd 5:30-8:30pm

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