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 […]
School Library is Busier than Ever!
Over the past few years, we have seen Maranyundo Girls School student’s love of reading reading grow in leaps and bounds since we first wrote about the emerging reading culture at the school back in 2014. As the school grows, so does the popularity of the school library. With the school now equipped with fast fiber-optic […]
Maranyundo Students First and Second Runners up in local Poetry Contest
Grace Rwanda recently held a grand opening for the Bugesera Youth Center Library and held a reading and writing competition with prizes. Maranyundo students love entering competitions of all sorts and so entered the poetry contest. Two teams of students were awarded first and second runner up in the contest for their poems and English and […]
Maranyundo Girls Shining Bright
It’s been an exciting few weeks at MGS, with lots of student accomplishments to brag about! The S5 students, as part of their entrepreneurship class, put on an awesome expo on Visitation Day where they sold handmade crafts. The expo was a huge success; students, families, and teachers all purchased items! MGS also had 22 […]