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Dieudonne

PROGRESS

OUR GOAL: A CIRCLE OF SUPPORTERS GIVING $300/MONTH OR $3600 FOR THE YEAR

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NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF RWANDA

Career Law

Journalism

CAREER: Journalist

GRAD DATE: Aug 2019

JOURNEY

    • July 7, 2018 – Over the last few years, Dieudonne and a few colleagues have been saving a little bit of money each month to launch an online newspaper. In March of this last year they started Ishusho.org! This was one of the most challenging things Dieudonne had to overcome, but they were able to successfully get the site started, and he is now the CEO and Chief Editor of their online newspaper! This summer, he is taking classes until August, but is looking forward to working as hard as he can to finish strong and pass his classes! As a dedicated and passionate journalist, he said it is his privilege to do whatever he can to practice journalism to excel in this field!
    • May 12, 2018 – Dieudonne values hard work and honesty, because both have helped him achieve his dreams and goals!
    • March 25, 2018 – When Dieudonne was younger, he dreamt of being a teacher, because he always really respected his teachers! In five years, he sees himself as being one of the most experienced media experts in all of Rwanda!
    • Feb 27, 2018 – Dieudonne said his nickname is Kabombe, which is Swahili for great and powerful. The person who inspires Dieudonne the most is Nelson Mandela, because of his fight for freedom in Africa!
    • Jan 25, 2018 – Dieudonne said an interesting book he read recently was, Environmental Journalism. The most interesting part for him was how it encouraged everyone to pay attention to and like journalism.
    • Dec 18, 2017 – On Christmas, Dieudonne goes to church, after church he heads home to eat a special meal with his family and they have fun together dancing a traditional dance called Amaraba. A word Dieudonne thinks his friends would use to describe him as is “optimistic” because he always thinks things are possible and does his best to do what he can to get them done.
    • Nov 11, 2017 – Dieundonne is thankful that God has always protected him, his family and his friends. He loves when he gets to come together with his family during the Christmas season!
    • Oct 8, 2017 – Dieudonne spent his summer holiday as a volunteer teaching languages and literature to high school students at his church. He is very excited to be starting his second year of university and is hoping to learn more skills inline with his dream career.

Dieudonne’S CIRCLE

  • E. & M. Arteche – Desert Hot Springs, CA

BIO

Dieudonne grew up in a community of farmers, surrounded by peers who dropped out of school at a young age to move to the city for jobs so they could support their families. He knew that to truly change his path, he needed to forge ahead in his studies and remain focused on the long-term well-being of himself, his family, and his community. With the encouragement of his family, he worked hard, completed secondary school, and began his university education.

Dieudonne is studying Journalism and Communication because of his passion for advocacy and serving others. From childhood, he saw journalists being the eyes, ears, and mouths of others, providing a voice to the voiceless. It is this type of journalism he feels is important for the growth of Rwanda!