We exist to serve and support the underdeveloped, under-served women and youth of the world through self-sustaining academic and entrepreneurial programs that positively impact their educational, economic, and health-care needs.
To be the leading girls high-school in Africa that:
Graduates more students that attend a University or starts their own business.
Has a successful education model that can be replicated across Africa.
Brings healing to the land of Rwanda and the Continent of Africa.
My name is UWANYUZE Esther and I am currently in senior four at White Dove Girls School. White Dove Girls School is one of the eminent schools in Rwanda. It’s small which sometimes mare people mistake it for a something it is not. But when you enter you see the meaning of education in its full denotation.
Before I came to White Dove, I thought a school was only meant to give us educational knowledge but White Dove changed that for me. It has reached me personally socially, morally and in an advance level of knowledge. It taught me how to use my voice in an effective way, and it taught me to be true to myself and to believe in myself.
White Dove to me is not just a school. It is home, it is a place where you find that the teachers and the administration have a strong connection with students; they simply take care of each other.
Being at White Dove gave me a sense of belonging. The teachers are care takers; they teach and leave only when they know you can practice what they taught. Their mission is to give us applicable knowledge which will help us grow into important people.
Our Head of School (Principal) is a woman with integrity. She is an inspirational leader and a mother at the same time. She makes sure her daughters are healthy both academically and physically. She is the kind of woman who doesn’t tend to forsake her students even after they finished schooling at White Dove. She keeps tabs on them until they are people of honor. She invests energy, time and money trying to find what’s best for the school, students or teachers. Our HOS, is a person of her word. When she wants something, she will rest until she gets it.
Basically Being at White Dove Girls School changed my view of the world. It became my home and a source of knowledge.
My name is Umutoni Bernice. I am a 20 years old student at White Dove Girls School in the 12th grade I am studying computer science. I’ve been here for 3 years and it’s the best school that I have ever studied in.
At the end of 2014, I came to Rwanda from Burundi. It was my first time in Rwanda. In 2015 I started my first year in and because I came from a francophone school it was really hard for me to study in anglophone system.
During that time I didn’t have any friends or someone in my family who would lend a hand in my studies but White Dove teachers did everything they could to make sure that I was successful in my studies.
On my first day at White Dove, I found myself in class of only 12 students. I asked myself, “What is this? Am I dreaming?” The reality that we were only 12 was a miracle for me because it was my first time to be in such class. But slowly I discovered that it doesn’t matter how many students are in class; because White Dove is small but a very strong school.
I didn’t believe that I could succeed because I used to thing that every class was hard and I was used to learning in French and not in English. My teachers and my classmates told me that if I work hard everything will be better. I started reading like never before, asking questions when I did understand and revising everything we learned. The advices of my teachers and my classmates turned me into a very hard working person and I became very successful in school.
At the beginning of my first year, the Head of School told us that if we work hard and we get good results we could receive academic scholarships. I have attended White Dove on an academic scholarship for the last two years maintaining an A average.
The reason that I think that White Dove is stronger than other schools even though it is still small, is that it provides opportunities to every student to contribute in different activities in country and even outside of the country. Other schools do not do that so much for their students. Even the teachers in White Dove Girls School are not only teachers but also our like parents giving us advices which assist us in our everyday life.
There are many things about being at White Dove that has changed in my life like. I am more conscious of time management, team work, individuality, loving each other and enduring etc…. Now I don’t only consider White Dove as school but also a family for me.
My name is KAGINA Shadia. I’m 19 years old and I have been studying at White Dove for three years now. At my former school I was not able to do anything on my own; like revising my studies, completing assignments etc… it was hard for me and I didn’t know exactly what I wanted in my life. I was studying without any purpose back then and then when I came to White Dove everything changed. I had completed S4 in another school and I was supposed to complete my final two years at White Dove.
After the first term in S5 at White Dove I had an overall average of 52%; which is not good to my principal (HOS). She decided to take me in senior four for the remainder of that year and repeat. At the time I felt really bad but then I realized that I really needed that so that I could have the future that I wanted. I started thinking big and working really hard on my studies. Having to repeat a grade gave me a lot of motivation to do well.
I started taking everything serious because in White Dove it is expected of us to work hard to have good grades in all subjects and also to excel in daily life outside the class.
The best thing that I have experienced at White Dove is that it is a Christian school which is so inspirational to me. White Dove is the only school that I have been to which helps its students find opportunities, camps, conferences and even finds which Universities have scholarships that we may be eligible to apply for.
As a student I feel like I am understood and that my needs matter. We are a family.
Now three years after being made to repeat I maintain marks in the 70th percentile consistently and I have hope for the things that I want in my future. I will be a powerful women who will impact this world. I am very thankful for our leader and the teachers who have given us a good foundation.