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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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Thank You Teachers!

Today we are thinking of and appreciating all the very hard working teachers at the Maranyundo Girls School.  2020 has been a challenging year for keeping students engaged and learning and the MGS teachers rose to the challenge!  Today on World Teachers Day, and everyday, we thank you all for your hard work and dedication to educational excellence. Hear more from two of these great teachers on how the MGS teachers adapted once lockdown started to keep students connected to their studies, their school, their teachers and their friends:        
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Update from Rwanda

We wanted to share this update from Sister Ann, Sister Juvenal and Sister Laetitia on what is happening in Rwanda and with the schools: Rwanda Rwanda has received high marks from experts for its Covid-19 management. The Government responded early, mobilized contact tracers, closely monitors all cases, makes testing free and accessible, and even uses robots to take temperatures and deliver supplies to patients! Despite a recent spike in cases, and worrisome trends on the continent, the situation in Rwanda is well-controlled. As of August 1st, the Airport has opened and Rwanda is accepting visitors again! As for education in...
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The Importance of Girls Education During Covid-19

This is a great read by Michelle Obama and Melinda Gates and emphasizes what we see through Maranyundo Girls School and the Benebikira schoosl throughout Rwanda. "Raising strong, empowered girls requires strong, deliberate action in normal times -- all the more so during a global crisis. And while Covid-19 is forcing the world to do just about everything differently, it's also an undeniable opportunity to do things better. Because there are promising young girls like Fortunate all over the world -- girls who are eager to learn and fulfill their potential. To hear Fortunate say it: "My education is very...
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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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