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 School Gardens Contributing to Families & Neighbors

  We wanted to share an update on  what life is like at the Maranyundo Girls School.  This update came to us from Sister Ann Fox who had traveled to Rwanda in February, just prior to the Covid-19 lockdown, and until recently was at the school with Sister Laetitia.  The sisters continue at the school and are fortunate, thanks to the gardens and animals, to have food in abundance.  They have been distributing the food that is above their needs daily to vulnerable families with the help of local leaders and priests.   Now that the lockdown has been eased...
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COVID-19 Update – Girls Remain Home, E-Learning Implemented

Late last Thursday night the Government of Rwanda announced modifications in the nationwide lockdown that was scheduled to be in place through April 30. Although the number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise steadily, overall numbers remain fairly low and cases are well-managed. As anticipated, the Government announced some easing of the strict lockdown measures, enabling some activities to resume while continuing to enforce Covid-19 preventive measures including hand hygiene, social distancing and wearing of masks in public. While some activities will be permitted to resume beginning Monday, May 4, it was announced that all schools will remain closed until...
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Meet Maranyundo Girls School’s New Head of School – Sister Laetitia Musanabaganwa

As many of you may know, Sister Juvenal was asked to lead curriculum efforts as Benebikira Schools Coordinator for 17 Benebikira schools throughout Rwanda.  A very fitting promotion after leading the Maranyundo Girls School through the last 10 years to great success.  We wish her well in her new role, and we know we will continue to do great work together for the schools and girls in Rwanda. With big shoes to fill, Sister Laetitia Musanabaganwa took over the Head of School duties in January 2020, and wasted no time in meeting with the community and evaluating the school’s needs. Sister Laetitia has a long history in science and education 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.

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

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