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CAREER: Doctor

GRAD DATE: July 2020


    • Jan 25, 2018 – The last book Jean Pavel read was, The Atlas of Human Anatomy. His favorite part was the biography of the author, and how he changed the world by using a pencil to paint anatomical plates that helped medical students to learn anatomy more easily!
    • Dec 18, 2017 – Jean Pavel and his family celebrate Christmas by praising the Lord through singing songs together! Jean Pavel thinks the word his friends would use to describe him is “outgoing” because is loves connecting with people, and making sure everyone around him feels comfortable.
    • Nov 11, 2017 – During this season Jean Pavel is thankful for the things God has given his this year, he is also thankful for his family and the These Numbers Have Faces’ family! He loves how joyful people are, especially at church.
    • Oct 8,2017 – To Pavel, this summer holiday was the longest he’s ever had and he took advantage of his time to get closer to God. Even after his long break, Pavel is excited to go back to school.
    • May 25, 2017 – Something Jean Pavel wishes more people knew about Burundi is that it’s a country filled with people who have good potential.
    • March 27, 2017 – When asked about the 3 things he values most, Jean Pavel said family values, loyalty and commitment!
    • Feb 27, 2017 – Last month, Jean Pavel took part in a Global Health Conference in his home country, Burundi! He was so inspired by the trainings that he’s working to bring a chapter of the course to his campus in Rwanda!
    • Feb 13, 2017 – Jean Pavel says he feels most empowered when he is helping those in need.
    • Jan 17, 2017 – Life isn’t without challenges. Last year Jean Pavel was unsure how he would afford University, but then he was accepted into TNHF! He learned that God will provide.
    • Dec 28, 2016 – In 2017 Jean Pavel is focused on studying harder to improve his marks in all his classes. He is determined and ready to work hard and succeed!
    • Dec 8, 2016 – Jean Pavel’s role model is a Burmese politician, Aung San Suu Kyi. Jean Pavel admires her leadership style and ambitions for peace for her people.
    • Nov 20, 2016 – When asked about what he’s thankful for, Jean Pavel said he is grateful for the support of These Numbers Have Faces, who he says has helped him become a better leader and a better man.
    • Oct 14, 2016 – When Jean Pavel went home to visit his family in Burundi, he was discouraged to find the country unstable. Even if it was hard, he was thankful for the time to be home.

Jean-Pavel’S CIRCLE


Jean Pavel was born in a rural village in Burundi. Due to ethnic discrimination, his childhood was not “fun and games.” Instead, he was often singled out amongst other children in his community, and violent attacks were part of daily life. Inspired by his mother’s work as a teacher and activist, Jean Pavel grew up knowing education is a gift — one that gives him the ability to improve his community. With a medical degree, Jean Pavel’s vision is to become a doctor to treat disease and help spread education in disease prevention.

Outside the classroom, Jean Pavel is the vice captain of his school’s basketball team, a member of several student medical groups, and the president of his church’s medical society!