News from Maranyundo

Student Presentations at Maranyundo Girls School

Last week at Maranyundo the students started with presentations. This means that after classes, the entire school gathers together while their peers give a prepared presentation on a topic they’re learning about in class. This past week, the S2 students spoke about geography and S5 students discussed what they’ve learned in entrepreneurship. Not only do […]

2016 school year off to a great start!

The first week of classes are officially completed, and things are already busy at the school! The weekend was filled with reunions of students as they moved in and saw each other after again after the break, moving into the dorms, and filling their desks with fresh notebooks and supplies. Tuesday morning (Monday was a […]

Quick Update from Teaching Fellow Molly Rothschild

Molly just got to campus and will be keeping us all informed of the exciting activities at the school. Here is her first update:   Things are quiet but bustling on the Maranyundo campus. With students arriving in just two days, and classes starting soon after, the grounds are buzzing with preparation. Teachers are in […]

Maranyundo Student Winner of East African Student Essay Competition

  Alice, an S3 student at Maranyundo Girls School was the winner of the 2015 East African Community Student Essay Writing Competition. The competition is open to students in secondary schoois (S1-S4) in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania. Out of the 5 finalists, her essay was chosen as the first place essay in the […]

Maranyundo Star Students are the Top Two Students in Rwanda!

The 2015 middle school national exam results were recently announced in Kigali, Rwanda. Not only did every one of the 60 Maranyundo students rank in Division 1, but sixteen students received top scores on the exam! And that is not all… Please join with us to congratulate Mbabazi Belise and Teta Sheilla, who were named […]

Next Generation Change Agents – A Look Back

The Next Generation Change Agents 2015 (NGCA2015) summit was held on June 15th & 16th at Maranyundo Girls School, Nyamata, Rwanda, attended by the S4 class at Maranyundo Girls School (MGS) and juniors and seniors from the Westover School (WS) in Middlebury, Connecticut.  The summit focused on how young women can contribute to the transformation of […]

Massachusetts Episcopal Diocese Grant to support Maranyundo Girls School

  This past year, Trinity Episcopal Church, a long time supporter of the Maranyundo Girls School, applied for a $25,000 Massachusetts Episcopal Diocese grant to support the school. Burch Ford and Deborah Scarff wrote the application on behalf of the Trinity Church Beijing Circle. The church rector,  Rev. Tony Buquor, always supportive of the efforts of […]

Maranyundo Graduation – Not Pomp and Circumstance

This is a story about the Maranyundo Girls School graduation as told by Sister Ann Fox. The graduation was scheduled to begin at 10:00.  We arrived at 9:45 and saw the girls leaving for the Multi-purpose Hall carrying their gowns. As it seemed that the ceremony wouldn’t get started for a bit, we were invited […]

Hear the Maranyundo Initiative on the Radio!

The Maranyundo Initiative recently had a table at the Boston Book Festival in Copley Square on October 24th. We were raising awareness about the Maranyundo Girls School and asking people to share their love of reading with girls in Rwanda through our Book Drive. We had a great response, and it was great to share […]

Help fill the library shelves at Maranyundo Girls School!

 The Maranyundo Initiative will be collecting book donations at their table at the Boston Book Festival on October 24, 2015 in Copley Square, Boston, MA Do you have great books cluttering your house? Give Books. Spark Imagination. Change Lives. When asked what could improve the Maranyundo Girls School, the most popular suggestion that MGS students and […]