Gashora — Today, President Kagame officiated the first graduation ceremony of the Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology where the 85 girls completed their secondary school in Bugesera District.
President Kagame urged the graduated young girls to work hard and think further in their next life to be able to transform the country.
"We want you to work even harder, remain focused on your goal and believe in yourselves. Your accomplishments give us confidence, and to you, good reason to believe that many more accomplishments lie ahead. As girls and as citizens of Rwanda, your prospects could not be brighter, for only the sky is the limit".
"In the last 20 years, we have done everything we could to expose this myth and to change the mindset of Rwandan society. Our guiding principle has been that never again should a Rwandan get less than they deserve or be regarded as a second-class citizen in their country. Right from the start, we believed that when all facets of our society are equally empowered, we all stand to gain" he added.
Umurerwa Alexia, one of the graduates thanked President Kagame for empowering women and invited other young ladies to be confident and embrace science and technology.
The school started in February 2011 with 90 students saw its pioneer students graduate in various science disciplines. The academy is an upper-secondary boarding school for 270 girls. The vision of the school is to have graduates who will be inspired young leaders filled with confidence, a love of learning, and a sense of economic empowerment to strengthen their communities and foster Rwanda's growth.