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Allison

PROGRESS

OUR GOAL: A CIRCLE OF SUPPORTERS GIVING $350/MONTH OR $4200 FOR THE YEAR

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Burundi

University of Rwanda

Career Medicine

General Medicine

CAREER: Doctor

GRAD DATE: Aug 2021

JOURNEY

    • September 1, 2019 – This summer Allison continued her clerkship, which is a junior internship in the hospital. She was excited to have a chance to practice and apply what she is learning in the classroom!
    • May 18, 2019 – I have learned many things this semester. In my classes, I learned the basics about each system in our organism, the diseases and how to treat them. I really enjoyed this semester because now I’m studying real medicine it’s not just theories but it’s more practical. I look forward to practicing in June during my internship.
      The monthly training is always a source of knowledge and a new perception of life. They are very consistent and taught me to be more effective in society, in my relationships and in my future career. I, now and confidently, can say that I can be a good leader. Not a leader with servants but the one who serves without waiting for anything in return.
    • February 9, 2019 – When asked to define servant leadership, how that applies to her life now, and her future career, Allison said: “Servant leadership, for me, is that kind of people-centered leadership. Everything you do is for others not yourself. You are just a servant and lead others by being an example to them. I see myself being more effective in my career using this kind of leadership, by always being attentive to others’ needs and being able to show them the best way. Simply, I would apply it by volunteering, putting my knowledge towards the service of my neighbors without expecting any gain.”
    • November 19, 2018 – Allison wants to be known as a caring person, always there for others! Allison hopes to be successful this semester and to learn new things in the monthly trainings!

Allison’S CIRCLE

  • Z. & D. Sheely – Sacramento, CA

BIO

Allison grew up in a Burundian community marked with danger and insecurity. Although she lived in fear of rebel attacks, she saw the importance of trusting in God and solidarity with neighbors. She learned responsibility early with the passing of her mother, and, as the eldest child, helps to care for her three siblings and organize the home.

In the midst of her country’s instability, Allison has had dreams of completing university and becoming a doctor. She watched the number of people handicapped or chronically ill rise in her community, and plans to use her medical degree to treat those who cannot afford care.

When Allison isn’t studying, she loves giving back to others through the Rwandan Village Concept Program and singing in her church choir!