- April 20, 2016 - When James thinks of role model leaders, he pictures Jesus. James admires how Jesus put the needs of others before himself. Being selfless and compassionate are qualities James tries to embody!
- March 11, 2016 - When asked about his new goals for term, James said he wants to focus on preparing for his May internship. We're excited to hear about what James learns as he applies his studies in the workplace!
- Feb 1, 2016 - James recently read “I Write What I Like,” a compilation of writings from anti-apartheid activist Steve Biko! James was impressed by Bikos’ passion and courage.
- Jan 20, 2016 - For James' Community Impact Project, he is working alongside leaders in his village to learn about problem solving. With James' vision to be in politics someday, we hope this experience will help him in his future leadership roles!
- Dec 17, 2015 - What was James' happiest moment from the semester? When he was elected as his class' representative! James said he is honored by the trust and respect his classmates have for him.
- Oct 15, 2015 - How many languages does James speak? 3! English, Kinyarwanda and Kiganda!
- April 8, 2015 - When James is stressed, he likes to go on a walk or go to church. "I believe church is the best place to relieve my stress."
- March 1, 2015 - For James' Community Impact Project, he is teaching about the importance of sanitation to people in his community. What a great thing to be teaching, James!
- Jan 5, 2015 - James said his classes didn't have midterm exams, but that he excelled in all of his projects. Way to go, James!
- Dec 13, 2014 - A tradition that James practices with his family and friends is enjoying a meal together and gathering to pray afterwards!
- Nov 10, 2014 James said he is so excited to be part of the These Numbers Have Faces family. Last week he attended the Financial Literacy Training lead by Beata, our staff leader in South Africa. James said he's looking forward to future trainings!
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BioJames was born in a rural village in Uganda where his parents fled to during the 1959 political conflicts in Rwanda. After the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, they decided to return to their home country. However, a few years later, James’ parents died, and his older siblings raised him. In his village, everyone acted as a brother or sister to each other. This sense of community taught James the importance of looking after your neighbors. Believing in the power of politics to create positive change, James decided to pursue a degree in Political Science. His hope is to one day become a leader in his country and further develop a sense of unity and peace in Rwanda.
In addition to politics, James is also passionate about empowering girls through education, improving adult literacy rates, and encouraging youth to stay in school.