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Career Technology

Computer Science

CAREER: Computer Networking

GRAD DATE: Aug 2019


    • November 19, 2018 – Gad wants to be known for valuing truth! He hopes to succeed in all his courses this semester!
    • July 7, 2018 – Over the last school year, Gad’s university went through a lot of changes. These changes made it challenging for Gad to adapt to the new systems that kept changing. However, he said through prayer and hard work he was able to overcome the challenges he faced! This summer, he is taking summer classes. He is looking forward to building friendships with his classmates and working hard to do well in his classes!
    • May 12, 2018 – Gad values people and prayer, because he believes those are two things you cannot live without!
    • March 25, 2018 – When Gad was younger, he wanted to be a doctor because he would see people in his community suffering from lack of medical care and wanted to help them! In five years, he hopes to be working on his master’s degree in computer engineering!
    • Feb 27, 2018 – Gad said he is always inspired by his mom because she is honest, courageous, and good at planning for a better future!
    • Jan 25, 2018 – Gad said that the best book he has ever read is called Storyteller. It is about a girl who lived during the Genocide, and what stood out to Gad the most was how strong she and her family were during this time.
    • Dec 18, 2017 – Gad says that most Rwandans go to church on Christmas, they also buy new clothes to wear and share a meal with friends and family! A word Gad thinks his friends would describe him as is “introverted” because he is pretty quiet and doesn’t talk very much.
    • Nov 11, 2017 – This holiday season Florence is very thankful for the people who are impacting her life, and These Numbers Have Faces as a whole! She loves enjoying Christmas with her family and looks forward to that.
    • Oct 8, 2017 – Gad spent his summer at home helping people with their daily activities. He is excited about starting this new year at school.
    • May 25, 2017 – Something Gad wishes more people knew about Rwanda is that it’s a very peaceful country, despite what happened in the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.
    • March 27, 2016 – When asked about the 3 things he values most, Gad said his family, education and business!
    • Feb 13, 2016 – Gad says he feels most empowered when people’s actions show that they care about him and his community.
    • Nov 20, 2016 – When asked about what he’s thankful for, Gad said those who have placed their hope in him, for it is empowering him to live out his vision!
    • June 30, 2016 – Gad just finished his 1st year at University! This summer he is returning home to Gihembe Refugee Camp where he will be helping his mother with household activities, and helping her start a bank account! Gad is excited to teach his
    • April 20, 2016 – When Gad thinks of role model leaders, he pictures Mahatma Ghandi. What he admires most about Gandhi was his leadership and commitment to peace.
    • March 4, 2016 – When asked about his new goals for term, Gad said he wants to study harder in order to improve his scores at University. We believe he can achieve this goal!
    • Feb 1, 2016 – Gad enjoys reading the Bible! His favorite verse is Isaiah 44:1, “He who made you, who formed you in the womb, will help you
    • Dec 28, 2015 – For Gad’s Community Impact Project, he’s teaching Math and English to students in Gihembe Refugee Camp. We’re so thankful Gad is using his free time to invest in others!
    • Nov 8, 2015 – How many languages does Gad speak? 3! Kinyarwanda, French and English!


  • M. & V. Zoradi – Mission Viejo, CA
  • Palmer Family – Grand Rapids, MI


Gad was still a young child when he and his family fled from violence in their village in DR Congo. Growing up in Gihembe Refugee Camp, Gad saw how poor health and a lack of jobs can lead to a sense of hopelessness. Despite his hardships, Gad still has big dreams, specifically to promote democratic leadership in Africa and to continue to develop a culture of peace. Through his education, Gad plans to becoming a teacher so that he can have an impact on his community and support his family.