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Alice M

Alice M

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Alice M

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Alice M

D.R. Congo

Kigali Institute of Science & Technology

Alice M

Electrical Engineering

CAREER: Engineer

GRAD DATE: 2018

Journey

  • May 25, 2017 - Something Alice wishes more people knew about Rwanda is how the country is filled with smart, mindful people.
  • March 28, 2017 - When asked about the 3 things she values most, Alice said happiness, living with integrity and trustworthiness!
  • Feb 13, 2017 - The things that make Alice feel most empowered are performing well in school, realizing she can run a successful business, and knowing that God loves her!
  • Jan 17, 2017 - Life isn't without challenges. Last year, a challenge Alice faced was discovering how to use her time more effectively. Between being a full-time student, & starting her own business, Alice is learning the importance of prioritizing!
  • Dec 8, 2016 - 2017 will be a busy and exciting year for Alice. She hopes to take her business (Starlight) to the next level through the Accelerate Academy. Her biggest goal is to be a positive role model to girls in the Gihembe camp!
  • Nov 20, 2016 - When asked about what she's thankful for, Alice said her education, family and friends.
  • Oct 14, 2016 - Big news again for Alice -- she and her business partner Ariane were accepted to be part of the 2nd cohort of the Accelerate Academy! This business is manufacturing solar lamps that also function as cell phone chargers. So exciting!
  • June 30, 2016 - Alice is one month into her engineering internship in Portland, and her skills and confidence have already grown so much! Highlights so far? Meeting Allion CEO, Ryan Hoppes, and adventures with her host family, like traveling to Mt.
  • BIG NEWS! Alice is coming to Portland, OR for a summer internship at Allion USA! Read the story of Alice's internship to learn more about her journey.
  • April 20, 2016 - When Alice thinks of role model leaders, she pictures Nelson Mandela. What she admires most about Mandela is how he never lost hope of a peaceful South Africa.
  • March 11, 2016 - On Women's Day, Alice was honored as one of the top female students at her University! Only the girls who received A's in their classes were awarded this prize. We're so proud of her!
  • Feb 4, 2016 - Alice is a rockstar at school. Last year she got all A's!
  • Jan 21, 2016 - Alice's Community Impact Project is teaching engineering to students in Gihembe Refugee Camp, as well as offering them University and career guidance!
  • Dec 17, 2015 - What was Alice's happiest moment of the semester? When her school selected her to be a career guidance counselor for secondary students!
  • Nov 4, 2015 - This summer Alice was able to go back to DRC for the first time since her family fled due to violence 18 years ago! Read about her journey, here!
  • Oct 15, 2015 - How many languages does Alice speak? 3! Kinyarwanda, French and English!
  • June 15, 2015 During her summer holiday, Alice is returning to her home in Gihembe Refugee Camp to teach math and interview skills to students at Hope School! She will even use our Leadership Guide to prepare students for how to share their vision!
  • April 8, 2015 Alice received her grades for her last semester and is very happy with the results! Even though she did well, she is motivated to keep working harder and improve throughout her next few years at university. Way to go, Alice!
  • March 18, 2015 Alice is back from the IT Conference in India and shared with us about her experience! You can read her story on our blog.
  • March 2, 2015 Alice recently won an engineering contest at her school and her prize was a trip to India to represent Rwanda at an engineering conference. GO ALICE!
  • Jan 5, 2015 A tradition in Alice’s community is gathering with neighbors to share food and stories of their home in the DR Congo. Because Alice was so young when her family left Congo, the stories help her learn about where she’s from!
  • Dec 1, 2014 Alice now has a few months of classes under her belt and says that things at university are getting easier. She loves her computer engineering courses and did well on her test last month. Go, Alice!
  • Oct 29, 2014 Alice just met Yung, a TNHF board member visiting Rwanda: "Why is Alice so amazing? She was offered a paying job but turned it down so that she can continue to teach without compensation back in the refugee camp she came from."

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Bio

When Alice was young, her family was forced to leave their home in the Congo and have lived in the Gihembe Refugee Camp for the last 18 years. In school, Alice’s teachers encouraged her to think about university, but she didn’t believe it would be possible, as no one in her family had ever gone to college. She kept her dreams close to her heart and in 2014, Alice was selected to be a These Numbers Have Faces scholar - which she said was the happiest moment of her life! Alice chose to study electrical engineering because she believes electricity is the backbone of her country’s success.

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