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Agnes N



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University of Rwanda-CBE

Career Business

Business Management

CAREER: Business Manager

GRAD DATE: Nov 2019


    • February 9, 2019 – When asked to define servant leadership, how that applies to her life now, and her future career, Agnes said: “Servant leadership is a practice of leading people by always putting others benefits before your own, by helping and by encouraging them. Through TNHF’s monthly trainings, I have learned how to serve others. My daily life demonstrates the character of helpfulness as a way of implementing what I learned”.
    • November 19, 2018 – Agnes wants to be known as successful business woman after completing her studies. She also wants to be known for inspiring young people! Agnes is hopeful that she will do well in her final year of university and in her internship!
    • July 7, 2018 – This last year, the most challenging thing Agnes had to overcome was switching campuses. This brought with it new teachers, new classmates, and living off campus. However, she was able to continue being responsible, flexible and social with her new friends and overcome her challenges! This summer, she is looking forward to getting an internship, as well as being home with her family to help her younger sibling get ready to take their national exams!
    • May 12, 2018 – Agnes values friendship and sharing ideas, because she always wants to be learning from, caring for and enjoying her friends.
    • March 25, 2018 – When Agnes was younger, she hoped to be a doctor, because her dad would tell her she would be a great doctor! In five years, she plans on being a great auditor!
    • Feb 27, 2018 – Agnes said her mother always inspires her because of how she manages every situation she is in, and that she is always very positive and smiling!
    • Jan 25, 2018 – Agnes recently read a book called Message for You, she loved how the book made her examine her life and see all the blessings she has!
    • Dec 18, 2017 – Agnes says that on Christmas family and friends gather together to share food and drinks as well as dance to Christmas songs! Agnes thinks the word her friends would describe her as is “optimistic” because she is always positive and never gives up very easily!
    • Nov 11, 2017 – Agnes is thankful to the Lord for her mother who is improving from the sickness; it was a challenging time for Agnes! She is looking forward to celebrating Christmas with These Numbers Have Faces family, neighbors, and her parents.
    • Oct 8, 2017 – Over the summer, Agnes’ mother sadly was sick in the hospital. Agnes says during this time she experienced what it means to have the responsibility of a family. One thing that stood out to her is how her younger sisters and brothers cried whenever she would leave home.
    • June 30, 2016 – Agnes just finished her 2nd year at University! This summer she looks forward to reading the book “Big Things Happen When You Do Little Things Right,” which she received from Rebecca, her Impact Circle member!
    • April 20, 2016 – When Agnes thinks of role model leaders, she pictures Rwandan President Paul Kagame. What Agnes admires most about Kagame is how he has shaped Rwanda to be the world’s fastest developing economy!
    • March 11, 2016 – When asked about her new goals for term, Agnes said she wants to focus on time management. She hopes to have her community impact project and school reports finished with plenty of time before they’re due!
    • Feb 1, 2016 – Agnes enjoys reading the Bible! Her favorite verse is Jeremiah 1:31, “At that time,” declares the LORD, “I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they will be my people.”
    • Jan 21, 2016 – Agnes’ Community Impact Project is teaching people in her village about personal hygiene and sanitation. Through education, Agnes hopes to help improve the health of her community!
    • Dec 17, 2015 – What was Agnes’ happiest moment from the past semester? The These Numbers Have Faces picnic celebrating the start of the school year and welcoming our new scholars!
    • Oct 15, 2015 – How many languages does Agnes speak? 3! English, Kinyarwanda and French!
    • April 28, 2015 – Agnes said the happiest moment of her life was when she received a phone call saying she was accepted as a These Numbers Have Faces scholar! “I was overwhelmed with joy because I knew hundreds had applied!”
    • April 8, 2015 – Agnes received her grades from last semester and is very happy with the results! Way to go, Agnes!
    • Feb 5, 2015 – For her Community Impact Project, Agnes will be teaching leadership skills to girls in secondary school. Way to go, Agnes! Part of being a leader is helping others rise up to be the leaders they were born to be.
    • Jan 5, 2015 – A tradition is Agnes’ family is gathering to share a meal with friends and praying together.


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Agnes is one of ten children and the first in her family to go to university. When Agnes was very young, she and her family were forced to flee their home in DR Congo and seek safety in the Gihembe Refugee Camp in Rwanda, where they have lived for nearly twenty years. Agnes watched the youth in the camp become restless with no hope of pursuing their higher education, but she never gave up on her dreams of university. Now, as a These Numbers Have Faces scholar, Agnes has the opportunity that once seemed so unlikely during her youth. Agnes’ dream is to start her own business and mentor young women to become leaders in their communities!