- March 28, 2017 - When asked about the things she values most, Monia said Christ, her family and friends, peace and joy!
- Jan 17, 2017 - Life isn't without challenges. Last year, Monia struggled with managing responsibilities as leader of her school's prayer group. From this, she learned how to place her trust in God, above anything else!
- Dec 8, 2016 - In 2017 Monia's goals are to develop her leadership skills, and in deepen her walk with the Lord. It's an exciting year for Monia as she will be graduating in summer 2017!
- Nov 20, 2016 - When asked about what she's thankful for, Monia said her family and friends. The greatest lessons she's learned haven't been in class, but from people!
- June 30, 2016 - Monia just finished her 3rd year at University, but her first year in Rwanda! Over the summer holiday she will be doing an internship at the Ministry of Health in the information systems department, and visiting her family in Uganda
- April 20, 2016 - When Monia thinks of role model leaders, she pictures Rwandan President Paul Kagame. What she admires about Kagame is how he has united the country and welcomed refugees.
- March 11, 2016 - When asked about her new goals for term, Monia said she wants to study hard to be ready for her internship this summer. Her hope is to improve her knowledge of computer and software skills to prepare her for the workplace!
- Jan 20, 2016 - Monia's Community Impact Project is teaching street youth how to read and write. We're so thankful Monia is volunteering her time to teach children who would not otherwise receive an education!
- Dec 28, 2015 - What was the most meaningful moment of Monia Bella's year? When she met three street children and was able to help them back to their family. Monia Bella's kindess is such a blessing to our TNHF family, and her whole community!
- Nov 8, 2015 - How many languages does Monia Bella speak? 3! Kirundi, French and English!
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BioMonia grew up in a small city in Northern Burundi, and as the oldest child in her family, she took responsibility of looking after her siblings. Throughout her childhood, Monia spent her school holidays with her mother’s family in Kigali, and over the years became familiar with the city and Rwandan culture. With the recent political crisis in Burundi, Monia’s family has sought refuge in Rwanda, however, it has been a difficult transition - her parents without work and her brothers out of school. Amidst changing schools and the turmoil in her home country, Monia is driven to pursue her education. Her vision is to impact the lives of youth in her community so that every child can receive an equal opportunity to be a leader.
Outside of her classes, Monia is the president of her school's traditional dance group, a member of her school's Gospel Choir, and also active in training students on campus in leadership skills!