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Emmanuel D

PROGRESS

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

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D.R. Congo

ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL AFRICA

Career Business

Accounting with Education

CAREER: Finance

GRAD DATE: Aug 2020

JOURNEY

    • July 7, 2018 – This last year, Emmanuel’s biggest challenge was time management. With some feedback and help from others, he was able to learn how to prioritize tasks and accomplish what he needed to! This summer, he is looking forward to helping his parents at their home, and will be looking for a part time job so learn and to keep him busy!
    • May 12, 2018 – Emmanuel values his life, the future he is building, and his community which has helped him become who he is today!
    • March 25, 2018 – When Emmanuel was younger, he wanted to be a nurse or a doctor because he noticed the lack of medical assistance to people in his community. In five years, he sees himself as a CEO and founder of a firm that is providing accounting and financial services!
    • Feb 27, 2018 – Emmanuel said his nickname used to be Dudu, which was short for his family name! He also said that he is very inspired by the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, because of how he helped to stop the genocide and for the way he is leading Rwanda to sustainable development!
    • Jan 25, 2018 – Emmanuel recently read The Great Controversy by Ellen G. White. He was most impacted by the thought everyone will be judge according to what he did in society.
    • Dec 15, 2017 – Emmanuel says on Christmas he eats sorghum dough and drinks milk, he also dances the traditional Rwandan dance called, Ikinyemera. Emmanuel says the word his friends would describe him as is “humble” since that is something he always tries to be.
    • Nov 11, 2017 – This holiday season Emmanuel is thankful for the support of These Numbers Have Faces, and the way they are helping in leading him and his community to a better future! He enjoys having Christmas with his family!
    • Oct 8, 2017 – Emmanuel’s summer was good, he spent it helping his parents around the house, as well as helping his sister with her studies. Emmanuel is excited to begin a new academic year.
    • May 25, 2017 – Something Emmanuel wishes more people knew about D.R. Congo is that even if there is insecurity, it’s home to good people, too. “I hope one day security will flow in DR Congo like water.”
    • March 27, 2017 – When asked about the 3 things he values most, praying, discipline and education!
    • Feb 13, 2017 – Emmanuel feels empowered during the monthly Leadership Trainings at These Numbers Have Faces when scholars and staff gather to learn, celebrate and encourage each other to be good leaders!
    • Jan 17, 2017 – Life isn’t without challenges. Last year Emmanuel struggled with a difficult course. At first, he was too shy to ask for help, but when he finally did reach out, he was able to improve! What a great lesson about asking for help!
    • Dec 8, 2016 – Looking back at 2016, Emmanuel said the biggest lesson he learned was to dream big. Emmanuel has a big vision, and we pray 2017 will help him prepare to live out his dreams!
    • Nov 20, 2016 – When asked about what he’s thankful for, Emmanuel said his family, Impact Circle members, and all those who’ve support him, for their sacrifices are helping him build a positive future.
    • Oct 14, 2016 – Emmanuel believe in the potential of his sisters in East Africa. “I see the hope for women in the example of my sister — my hope is built on how she is fighting against ignorance by studying harder.”
    • June 30, 2016 – Emmanuel just finished his 1st year of University! Over the summer holiday he will be helping his younger sister with her studies, and assist his dad with making improvements to their home in Gihembe Refugee Camp.
    • April 20, 2016 – When Emmanuel thinks of role model leaders, he pictures Rwandan President Paul Kagame. What he admires about Kagame is that he makes decisions based on the good of the country, instead of his own gain.
    • March 4, 2016 – When asked about his new goals for term, Emmanuel said he wants to work even harder to continue to improve his scores at University. We believe he can do just that!
    • Feb 1, 2016 – Emmanuel recently read a book about study and research methods. The lessons he found most important were the factors that affect learning: motivation and attention!
    • Jan 20, 2016 – For Emmanuel’s Community Impact Project, he is teaching secondary students in Gihembe Refugee Camp, helping them prepare for their National High School Exam!
    • Dec 28, 2015 – The thing Emmanuel enjoyed most about his first term at school was how excited he was by his coursework! With Emmaneul’s passion for accounting and education, we can’t wait to see how he’ll grow in his 4 years at University!
    • Nov 8, 2015 – How many languages does Emmanuel speak? 4! Kinyarwanda, Swahili, English and French!

Emmanuel D’S CIRCLE

B. Gambill – Longboat Key, FL

BIO

Emmanuel believes the one way he can help provide lasting change in his community is through education. When Emmanuel was very young, he and his family escaped violence in their home in DR Congo. They have lived as refugees in Rwanda ever since. Through his classes and relationships at university, Emmanuel hopes he can learn the skills to become a leader in his community. After graduation, he hopes to be the CEO of his own firm providing financial services to the people of his community.