Daniel Trust Foundation, an award-winning nonprofit organization that provides mentorship and scholarships to low-income students in Bridgeport, CT and New York, NY - USA and Rwanda, is pleased to announce that it has awarded a $5,000 grant to Rwanda Girls Initiative to support the SAT Prep Program at Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology.
“Thank you for your recent grant to support SAT Prep at Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology,” said Hillary Carey, Executive Director of Rwanda Girls Initiative. “Your support helps provide college prep education and prepare young women for college and beyond, and to eventually enter the African job market and address the talent gap.”
619 young women have graduated from Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology and 94% have matriculated to universities in 25 countries around the world, including Rwanda.
“I am so honored to partner with Rwanda Girls Initiative and to support the SAT Prep Program at Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology,” said Daniel Trust, President and CEO of Daniel Trust Foundation. “I am so impressed with their results and very proud of the impact they have made in the lives of the young women who have graduated from the school.”
John Nejman, Dean of University Counseling and Placement with Daniel Trust at GGAST.
In addition to supporting the SAT Prep Program at GGAST, Daniel Trust Foundation will award $5,000 to ten 2019 graduates from the school in July 2020. The 10 students will be nominated and selected by the school and each student will receive a $500 scholarship to help pay for their college textbooks and other related college expenses. Just like Daniel Trust Foundation’s US Scholarship Program, the 10 students will receive the scholarship for 4 years.
“Thank you for believing that educating girls is one of the most powerful levers for change,” said Hillary Carey. “When girls are given the opportunity to safely dream, they can and will transform their communities, their countries, and the world. As they become authors of their own narratives, girls amplify not only their own voices, but all of those around them.”
The team at Daniel Trust Foundation would like to give special thanks to Emma Misner, US Program Manager at Rwanda Girls Initiative for making this partnership possible and Atete Rugege, Head of School and John Nejman, Dean of University Counseling and Placement at GGAST, for welcoming Daniel Trust to Rwanda and giving him the opportunity to visit the school in Gashora.
“I am very thankful to my friends and donors in the United States who have helped me launch my work in Rwanda by supporting our GoFundMe Charity campaign and/or mailing in a check at our office in Bridgeport, Connecticut,” said Daniel Trust. “I will forever be grateful to you for giving me the opportunity to give back to the country where I was born and raised.”
Friends of Daniel Trust who have donated to support the launch of Daniel Trust Foundation's program in Rwanda include: AfricaPlan Foundation, The Berkowitz and Hanna Charitable Fund, Stephen J. Perry, Joyce and Bernie Zimmerman Foundation, Danielle and Robert Howard, John Stafstrom, Martin Heft, Leslie Perry, and Gail Janensch.