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Bernard

PROGRESS

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D.R. Congo

ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL AFRICA

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Education

CAREER: Teacher

GRAD DATE: Aug 2020

JOURNEY

    • Jan 25, 2018 – An interesting book Bernard recently read was, Traditional African Religions. He said it was interesting to learn so many things about the African culture before missionaries and Christianity came.
    • Dec 18, 2017 – Bernard says he does not have any Christmas traditions, he just enjoys spending time with his family and friends! A word Bernard thinks his friends would describe him as is “communicative” because she loves sharing ideas and information with others.
    • Nov 11, 2017 – Bernard thanks God for the gift of life and being part of the These Numbers Have Faces family, which helped him with his studies! He loves Christmas time because he gets to be with his family!
    • Oct 8, 2017 – Bernard spent his summer at home, and is excited to be starting his second year at university.
    • May 25, 2017 – Something Bernard wishes more people knew about Rwanda is how it’s a nation that experienced a re-birth after the Rwandan Genocide in 1994.
    • March 27, 2017 – When asked about the 3 things he values most, Bernard said his family, the lives of others and fighting for success!
    • Feb 13, 2017 – What makes Bernard feel empowered is having relationships with friends who respect him and his community. He says it’s empowering for him to make new friends and show kindness to others!
    • Jan 17, 2017 – Life isn’t without challenges. Last year Bernard struggled with a busy schedule, where it was hard to balance school and his personal life. From this he’s learned a lot about prioritizing and time management!
    • Dec 8, 2016 – Bernard says 2016 is ending with harmony. As a new year begins, Bernard is focused on how he can better serve his community through the leadership skills he has learned. So proud of him
    • Nov 20, 2016 – When asked about what he’s thankful for, Bernard said his family through These Numbers Have Faces, for he knows the scholars, supporters and staff truly care about his life and vision.
    • June 30, 2016 – Bernard just finished his 1st year at University! This summer he is returning home to Kigeme Refugee Camp where he will be helping his family with tasks like collecting water and preparing meals. To prepare for the next school year,
    • April 20, 2016 – During the Aspen Heights team visit to Rwanda, Bernard said he learned a lot from the team’s leadership training. Their presentations inspired Bernard to improve his communication, and be a better encourager!
    • March 4, 2016 – When asked about his new goals for term, Bernard said he wants to dive deeper into his studies and improve his scores in all his University courses. We believe he can achieve this goal!
    • Jan 21, 2016 – For Bernard’s Community Impact Project, he is teaching english at a secondary school in the southern province of Rwanda!
    • Dec 22, 2015 – One of the highlights from Bernard’s year was passing all of his exams! We’re excited that he is passionate about his studies and excelling in them, as well!
    • Nov 8, 2015 – How many languages does Bernard speak? 3! Kinyarwanda, English and French!
    • April 20, 2016 – During the Aspen Heights team visit to Rwanda, Bernard said he learned a lot from the team’s leadership training. Their presentations inspired Bernard to improve his communication, and be a better encourager!

Bernard’S CIRCLE

  • L. Lee – Seattle, WA
  • B. & K. Meyers – Tigard, OR
  • E. & M. Arteche – Desert Hot Spring, CA
  • T. & C. Wenglar – Austin, TX

BIO

Growing up in Kigeme Refugee Camp in Rwanda, Bernard saw how life conditions in the camp led to high rates of illiteracy. Realizing the power of education, Bernard has set his vision to become a teacher. As a teacher, he believes he will empower youth to become the future leaders of his community, and help eradicate poverty through teaching the next generation of farmers, engineers and politicians!