The Maranyundo School in Rwanda Looks to Westover as a Model
The Maranyundo School in Nyamata, Rwanda, officially opened in February 2008 with a class of 60 young girls in the 7th grade. Modeled after Westover School, the all-girls middle school is one of a number of projects being undertaken in Rwanda to help rebuild the country's infrastructure after the terrible 1994 genocide. Westover's link with the school was enabled by two alumnae -- Barrie Hogan Landry '62, who serves as head of development for the school, and Jennifer Jones '60, a landscape architect who helped design the school's grounds. Head of School Ann Pollina has visited the school on several occasions and acts as a consultant.