News from Maranyundo

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Congratulations to the Maranyundo Girls School Class of 2017!

On November 4, 2017 Maranyundo Girls School was buzzing with excitement. Graduation Day is always a happy occasion, but this year was extra special! This year was the first  high school senior class graduation AND the inauguration of the new Library and STEM Learning Center. Over 40 present and past Maranyundo Initiative Board Members had […]

Essay Winner Alice Rutayisire’s Gifted Hands

Recently S5 student Alice Rutayisire entered the IDEA4Africa  essay competition…and WON! The prompt was “How do you believe that youth entrepreneurs can best have impact on communities and the country of Rwanda?“ This student is really going places! Last year she won the regional East African Community (EAC) Secretariat Essay Writing competition among students from Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, […]

Maranyundo students keep busy even on a school holiday!

A quick update from Teaching Fellow, Molly Rothschild! Monday was a national holiday in Rwanda in celebration of Eid Al-Adha. Officially it’s a day off at school, but campus is bustling! Students are studying math, physics, and computers across campus, while also catching up on the other projects they have going on! A group of S4 […]

The beauty of I and the power of We

This is a guest blog post from Chris Flaherty, a teacher from Boston Arts Academy who is visiting Maranyundo Girls School along with teacher Dara Bayer, and two students, Kamiya Parkin and Ja’Hari Ortega. Check out their video!   “Psst…Chelsea.” The girl sitting next to me reflexively opens up the top of her desk and […]