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Marie-Gisele

PROGRESS

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

Rwanda flag

Rwanda

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF RWANDA

Career Medicine

Medicine

CAREER: Doctor

GRAD DATE: July 2021

JOURNEY

    • July 7, 2018 – This last school year, because her class schedule wasn’t very challenging, Marie Gisele was able to complete her community impact project and go to driving school! It did get a little difficult at times to balance it all, but she was able to be work hard and accomplish everything she set her mind to! This summer, she is still taking classes due to her university’s schedule. She is looking forward to working hard and doing well!
    • May 12, 2018 – Marie Gisele values time and people, because time is something that when wasted you can never get back, and when people are around she feel privileged and happy to be around them.
    • March 25, 2018 – When Marie-Gisele was younger, she dreamt of being a healthcare provider, either as a nurse or doctor, because she wanted to help those who were suffering! In five years, she hopes to be fulfilling this dream and be working as a doctor!
    • Feb 27, 2018 – Growing up Marie Gisele’s parents called her Kadu, which is short for Kaduhire meaning “bless them.” Marie Gisele’s said her mother is her greatest inspiration.
    • Dec 18, 2017 – Marie Gisele says that on Christmas most people celebrate the birth of Jesus, usually by gathering together with friends and family to share a meal together. The word Marie Gisele believes her friends would use to describe her is “researcher” because she loves to learn new things and develop new skills!
    • Nov 11, 2017 – Marie Gisele is thankful for all the people who are contributing to her personal and community development! She loves Christmas holidays, usually she gets to spend time with her family and friends, but this year she will be studying.
    • Oct 8, 2017 – This summer, Marie Gisele volunteered at kLab, an open space for IT entrepreneurs to collaborate.
    • May 25, 2017 – Something Marie Gisele wishes more people knew about Rwanda is that every citizen has health insurance!
    • March 28, 2017 – When asked about the 3 things she values most, Marie Gisele said God, time and her community!
    • Feb 13, 2017 – “My empowerment comes from the support of my family and those in These Numbers Have Faces. I feel confident in who I am because of their encouragement and motivation to set my goals high.” – Marie Gisele
    • Jan 17, 2017 – Life isn’t without challenges. Last year, Marise Gisele was challenged by the increased workload from high school to University. Asking for advice from friends & perseverance reminder her how hard work is important to success.
    • Dec 8, 2016 – Marie Gisele is looking forward to 2017. Her goals are to practice public speaking so that she will become more confident when speaking in front of others. She also hopes to make more friends, and develop her spiritual life.
    • Nov 20, 2016 – When asked about what she’s thankful for, Marie Gisele said being part of a family in These Numbers Have Faces!
    • Oct 14, 2016 – Marie Gisele could not have finished high school on a higher note. She got a perfect score on her National Exam! We’re so grateful she is part of our TNHF family!

Marie-Gisele’S CIRCLE

  • B. & J. Grimes – Longboat Key, FL
  • S. & S. Tama-Sweet – Hood River, OR

BIO

Marie-Gisele was born in a village in western Rwanda, the daughter of two teachers who lived a simple, peaceful life. When she turned two, the Rwandan Genocide forced her family to flee to neighboring DR Congo, where they lived for many years in refugee camps. At one point, Marie-Gisele and her younger sister became separated from their family, and raised themselves in the rainforests. Even though they were living in a helpless situation, she still had hope of one day returning to Rwanda and going to school. Twelve years later, she was reunited with her mother and older sister and is now in Rwanda attending university!

Highly motivated, Marie-Gisele poured herself into her studies and went on to receive one of the top scores on her National High School Exam. Fueled by her past and the history of her country, her vision is to become a doctor and leader in her community, to help ensure that future generations will not have to endure the challenges she faced.

Outside the classroom, Marie enjoys making art and jewelry, and has been part of entrepreneurship and environmental clubs!