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Innocent

PROGRESS

OUR GOAL: A CIRCLE OF SUPPORTERS GIVING $350/MONTH OR $4200 FOR THE YEAR

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Rwanda

University of Rwanda

Career Law

Law

CAREER: Lawyer

GRAD DATE: Aug 2022

JOURNEY

    • September 1, 2019 – Innocent was hoping to find a job this summer, but despite searching everywhere he wasn’t able to find one. So he has spent a lot of time this summer helping a friend of his to learn English. He said this friend really struggles to find employment because his lack of English holds him back. So by helping his friend to learn English, he’s also increasing his friend’s opportunities for employment. So cool to hear how Innocent has used his summer to have an impact in someone else’s life! He also said he’s enjoyed reading both novels and books related to his studies this summer.
    • May 18, 2019 – This last semester, I learned in our leadership training that “a man who has not found what he will die for does not deserve to live” quoted by Martin Luther King. It is not that I don’t have something I will die for but it inspired me to focus on my dreams and strive to reach them no matter what challenges I may face. Apart from leadership training, I also learned about laws governing people and family, as it was my first time to be a university student in the faculty of law.
    • February 9, 2019 – When asked to define servant leadership, how that applies to his life now, and his future career, Innocent said: “Servant leadership is a philosophy in which the main goal of the leader is to serve people. The way I see myself implementing leadership in my future career is through the involvement in different groups at my university. For instance, I’m a leader in my choir and I am also a leader in my class. Based on this, I think that it is my beginning to start practicing in leadership to have experience.”
    • November 19, 2018 – Innocent wants to be known as someone who did his best to help others! He is so excited to be starting university!

Innocent’S CIRCLE

  • Living Savior Lutheran Church – Tualatin, OR
  • A. & J. Chase – Wilsonville, OR
  • S. Remmick – Tualatin, OR

BIO

Growing up, Innocent encountered many troubles. As a child of a single mother who supported his family through odd jobs and farming, it was often a struggle to gather school fees. At the end of a long school day, instead of playing or studying with the other children, he helped his mother with cooking and working. His grades often suffered, and many times he considered dropping out of school. One day, Innocent went to church and prayed for courage. From that day on he went from the bottom to the top of his class, even getting a scholarship for secondary school.

As the first in his family to go to school, Innocent is excited about how this experience will enable him to lead his community. He is studying to become a lawyer. Upon graduating, he plans to advocate from women in rural areas experiencing domestic abuse.

Innocent is a talented musician who uses his skills to give back to his community! He loves to perform in church, at school, and at special events such as Genocide commemorations and weddings. He also loves teaching the young people of his community English and French to help them succeed in school!