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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COVID-19 Update

Dear Friends of Maranyundo, Maranyundo Girls School welcomed its new Head of School, Sr. Laetitia Musanabaganwa, this past November. An experienced head of school with a strong background in science and education, Sr. Laetitia has a clear vision: to make the investments for MGS to continue to be a top college-prep school accessible to all high performing girls in Rwanda regardless of ability to pay, ensuring that at least half of the students receive full MGS scholarships. When Maranyundo Initiative’s Executive Director Jessi Smolow and I visited campus last month we saw her strategic priorities in full swing, including investments...
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Maker Space in Action

In September, The Maranyundo School hosted a small but successful Open House for members of the Parents Committee to see the Maker Space in action. Gaspard, the former mayor of Nyamata, and his wife, Viviane, former president of the Parents Committee, also attended. It was wonderful to see the girls “step up” and explain the LEGO building and recyclable activities on the first floor. It was amazing to hear students like Leslie (S-4) and Sonya (S-5) explain and demonstrate the 3-D printer process. Other students explained the COSMO robotics, Makey Makey and other electronics. The students took center stage, as...
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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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