Program Overview

This project is a partnership between the SEAS school, and Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology (GGAST). There are two main components: the class during the spring semester, and the implementation in Gashora during May. There are two separate groups to the project: solar and ICT. Penn Engineering began a working relationship with GGAST in 2014.


GGAST Penn Initiative Projects

Information Technology Projects: Server and computer lab environment, Java programming instruction, Internet in a box
Solar Projects: Solar power computer lab, Water purification system for a local clinic
This course partners with the Gashora Girls Academy of Science and Technology (GGAST), an all-girls residential high school in Gashora, Rwanda. The school is operated by a US-based non-profit, the Rwanda Girls Initiative, and aims to educate and empower girls of Rwanda to reach their highest potential. Approximately half of the school’s graduates attend universities outside of Rwanda, including Penn.