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Herithier

PROGRESS

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

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Rwanda

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF RWANDA

Career Business

Law

CAREER: Lawyer

GRAD DATE: Aug 2020

JOURNEY

    • July 7, 2018 – The thing that was the most challenging for Herithier this last school year was time management in the first semester. At first it was difficult for him to adapt to university life and getting all of his assignments done when they were due, but after attending a These Numbers Have Faces leadership training where they talked about time management he was able to be better prepared going into the second semester and it was a lot easier for him to stay on top of all the things he needed to get done! This summer, he is looking forward to helping his family with their business and learning from them!
    • May 12, 2018 – Herithier values his family and These Numbers Have Faces, because they have helped shape who he is now and he continually tries his best to make them proud!
    • March 25, 2018 – When Herithier was younger, he thought he would be a doctor when he grew up, because he was doing so well in science and math, but he later changed his mind. In five years, he hopes to be a lawyer!
    • Feb 27, 2018 – Herithier said the person who inspires him the most is Fred Gisa Rwigema, a Rwandan soldier who fought and died for peace and the protection of Rwandans.
    • Jan 25, 2018 – Herithier said he recently read Lord of the Flies by William Golding. The interesting part for him was how the boys ended up on the isolated island, and how innovative Piggy was!
    • Dec 18, 2017 – Because Herithier and his family are all Seventh Day Adventists, they do not celebrate Christmas, and instead it is just another day they spend together. A word Herithier thinks his friends would use to describe him is “caring” because he always tries to care for his friends in any way he can.
    • Nov 11, 2017 – Digne is thankful for God’s protection for her and her family this year, and for the advice and encouragement she has received from These Numbers Have Faces. She loves being able to spend time with her family during the Christmas.
    • Oct 8, 2017 – Herithier had the opportunity this summer to have a job as a supervisor on a construction site. He said he feels blessed to be a part of the These Numbers Have Faces scholars since graduating from high school, and is excited to be able to study economics, which is something he has dreamed about for a long time.

Herithier’S CIRCLE

BIO

Herithier’s father passed away many years ago, leaving his mother and five siblings on their own to survive. Without a second income to support the family, they were forced to sell their home, eat once a day, and live in a rented space without electricity. Herithier saw his mother work hard and fight to provide for her children. Although it is still a struggle to pay school fees and meet family needs, Herithier is determined to continue his education so that he can make a difference. He is studying Economics at the University of Rwanda to learn more about how he can become a key player in Rwandan international trade and entrepreneurship. He looks forward to the day that he starts his own business so that he can employ others and build up his community.