Dear Friends of MGS,
At the beginning of the summer I visited the Maranyundo Girls School with 4 members of the Board of Directors of the Maranyundo Initiative. We were reminded by our visit and gatherings with all our Rwandan friends, parents and supporters that MGS is flourishing. We could see it for ourselves as we visited the campus. The classrooms are full of eager students and excellent attentive faculty. New technologies are being introduced to the teachers and the students. The girls continue to excel at their studies and inspire their classmates. Construction is underway to double the size of MGS to include the upper secondary levels. The new Multi Purpose Hall is in the final stage of completion and will serve the school and the community for years to come.
At a lunch with members of the Parents’ Committee of MGS, a parent stood and gave her heartfelt thanks to the Maranyundo Initiative. She spoke of how, because of her education at MGS, her daughter will have opportunities that she never dreamed were possible. She said that at the school fundraiser on campus she was unable to give any money but she now had two goats and she was going to sell one of them and bring Sister Juvenal the funds that she received from this sale. She is also willing to work on the construction for expansion, donating her time. She sees the future for her daughter and other Rwandan daughters in her investment of goods and services. It touched us all deeply and it reminded me of something very important in Rwanda.
While many countries are trying hard to keep girls out of school, the government and all the people in Rwanda continue to support ways to get more girls access to school. They believe that education of girls is necessary for the future of the country.
We hope that you will enjoy and learn more from this quick update and we invite you to visit our new website at www.maranyundo.org.
We at the Maranyundo Initiative hope that you are having a great summer with family and friends.
Board Chair, Maranyundo Initiative