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Career Technology

Information Technology

CAREER: Software Development

GRAD DATE: Nov 2020


    • February 9, 2019 – When asked to define servant leadership, how that applies to his life now, and his future career, Gasore said: “Servant leadership is the leadership that puts first the interest of the community or individuals before your own interest! And is the leadership that values the ideas of subordinates! I apply these principles through different community projects where I volunteer to teach students who are preparing for national exams. I really like this because first I focus on their success, and also I acquire experience and a way to overcome challenges. In my future career as a programmer, it will be easy for me to serve well and to put first the quality of what I am producing, rather than concentrating on what I expect to earn from it! I will also listen to the advices from peers as well as my subordinates.”
    • November 19, 2018 – Gasore wants to be known as a persistent and optimistic person! He also wants to be known for how he values and cares for people! This semester he hopes his hard work will pay off with good grades!
    • July 7, 2018 – Last year, Gasore’s university was closed, which resulted in having to start his studies over again at a different university with new teachers. This posed a big challenge for him because it meant that he lost a whole year of school that he would need to redo. He said that he overcame this by accepting the change and staying focused on his goals and vision for the future, and trying to be a good example to those around him by having a positive attitude about it! This summer, he is planning on getting together with other students from different universities in the area to study together, and learn from one another! He is also looking forward to continuing his community impact project he started in April, helping teach younger students math!
    • May 12, 2018 – Gasore values education because he believes it is the pillar for the world’s change and development, and he values prayer because it is the way in which we get closer to God.
    • March 25, 2018 – When Gasore was younger, he was always very interested in airplanes so he dreamt of being a pilot! In five years, he sees himself as a well established computer software programmer!
    • Feb 27, 2018 – Gasore said his mom inspires him the most because she always cheers him on to be successful and gives advice when he needs it!
    • Jan 25, 2018 – The last book Gasore read helped him to realize the importance of not being greedy or selfish.
    • Dec 15, 2017 – Gasore loves Christmas! He says on Christmas day, Rwandans eat special foods, wear new clothes and dance Ikinyemera which is a traditional Rwandan dance. Gasore’s friends say say one word to describe him is “optimistic” since he is always hopeful for the best outcome.
    • Nov 11, 2017 – This holiday season Gasore thanks God for his health and protection! He is also thankful for the staff, donors, and other scholars that make up the These Numbers Have Faces family. Gasore is looking forward to enjoying Christmas.
    • Oct 8, 2017 – Over the summer Gasore was able to participate in a few sports clubs where he was one of the leaders. He is excited about getting back to school.
    • May 25, 2017 – Something Gasore wishes more people knew about Rwanda is how it’s a country of peace, and is rapidly developing.
    • March 27, 2017 – When asked about the 3 things he values most, Gasore said the Bible, worship and education!
    • Feb 13, 2017 – Something that empowers Gasore is when he sees the way These Numbers Have Faces cares for him and his fellow scholars. Knowing that people believe in their potential motivates him to keep going.
    • Jan 17, 2017 – Life isn’t without challenges. Last year was Gasore’s first year at University! Being in a new environment and adjusting to a new schedule took time, but now he knows how he can adapt to new situations!
    • Dec 8, 2016 – Gasore’s role model is Nelson Mandela! His fight of democracy, freedom and human rights is an inspiration to him as a leader.
    • Nov 20, 2016 – When asked about what he’s thankful for, Gasore said the opportunity to attend University. Continuing his studies anchors his hope for his future!
    • Oct 14, 2016 – This summer Gasore visited a power plant where he learned about hydro-electric power


  • In honor of Marvin Van Horne – Portland, OR


Gasore was born in DR Congo. When he was young his family of ten fled to safety to a refugee camp in Rwanda. As a small boy, he realized that if he wanted an education, he would have to work very hard. In his words, living in the camp and acquiring an education, was “a myth.”

Gasore, however, beat the odds, completed secondary school, and developed a drive and passion for higher education. With a degree in Civil Engineering, he will be equipped for developing, employing and leading his community. His story shows that it is possible to rise up and be a catalyst for change!