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CAREER: Lawyer

GRAD DATE: Aug 2019


    • Jan 25, 2018 – Jean said the last book he read was Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. It is a story that focuses on pre and post colonial life in late nineteenth century Nigeria.
    • Dec 18, 2017 – On Christmas in Rwanda people usually wear new clothes, and women wear Imishanana, to church. After church they gather together to share a meal together! Jean believes the word his friends would describe him as is “honest” because he values telling the truth to everyone.
    • Nov 11, 2017 – Jean is thankful for the staff and donors of These Numbers Have Faces, and their care and love for the young African leaders. He is looking forward to time at home with his parents this Christmas and to spend time praying to God.
    • Oct 8, 2017 Jean spent his summer volunteering at Mahoro College in Kiziba camp. He is excited to be starting his third year with These Numbers Have Faces.
    • May 25, 2017 – Something Jean wishes more people knew about Rwanda is how the country values servant-hearted leadership and teamwork.
    • March 28, 2017 – When asked about the 3 things he values most, Jean said education, life and leadership!
    • Feb 13, 2017 – Jean feels most empowered when he sees people who stand behind him, believing in his potential and expecting great work from him!
    • Jan 17, 2017 – Life isn’t without challenges. Last year, a challenge Jean faced was learning to be on time. Time management and keeping commitments, he discovered, are habits of successful people!
    • Dec 8, 2016 – 2017 holds two big goals for Jean — increase his marks at University, and start a business with one of his fellow classmates. It should be an exciting year ahead!
    • Nov 20, 2016 – When asked about what he’s thankful for, Jean said the opportunity to attend University!
    • June 30, 2016 – Jean just finished his 1st year at University! This summer he will be back home in Kiziba Refugee Camp, helping his parents with taking care of the house, and tutoring his younger siblings to prepare them for the coming school year.
    • April 20, 2016 – When Jean thinks of role model leaders, he pictures Rwandan President Paul Kagame. What he admires about Kagame is how he has united the country since the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.
    • March 11 2016 – When asked about his new goals for term, Jean said he wants to build off what he learned last semester and score his highest marks yet! We believe he can achieve this!
    • Feb 1, 2016 – Jean said he enjoys reading our These Numbers Have Faces Leadership Guide! He especially likes the sections on personality, character and creating a vision.
    • Jan 21, 2016 – For Jean’s Community Impact Project, he is making bricks to build a school in Kiziba Refugee Camp! Jean’s work is going to allow even more students in the camp to receive an education!
    • Dec 18, 2015 – What was Jean’s happiest moment of the semester? Starting university! We’re so excited Jean is part of our These Numbers Have Faces family and cannot wait to watch him succeed as he lives out his dreams!
    • Nov 8, 2015 – How many languages does Jean speak? 3! Kinyarwanda, English and French!



Jean is oldest of six children and the first in his family to go to University! When Jean was 5 years old, he and his family were forced to flee their home in Congo and seek refuge in Rwanda. Living in a Kiziba Refugee Camp for the past 19 years has exposed Jean to suffering that he is determined to change. With a degree in law, Jean’s vision is to bring justice and change to his country. Through his education and job as a lawyer, Jean is confident he can make a positive impact on his community and help raise his family out of poverty.