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Patrick

PROGRESS

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

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University of Rwanda -huye

Forest Resource Management

CAREER: Forest Resource Manager

GRAD DATE: Aug 2020

JOURNEY

    • July 7, 2018 – Patrick’s biggest challenge this last year was having new responsibilities in college and making sure nothing was neglected. He was able to work through this by rearranging his schedule and making sure he had time to do all of the things he needed to accomplish. This summer, he is looking for a job, as well as volunteer opportunities in his community!
    • May 12, 2018 – Patrick values family and education, because they are the two things he believes have the biggest impact in a person’s life and their community.
    • March 25, 2018 – When Patrick was younger, his uncle was a doctor and always encouraged him to follow in his footsteps! In five years, Patrick hopes to be an influential person in his community that others can look up to!
    • Feb 27, 2018 – Patrick said his nickname was Kaguta after the President of Uganda, Museveni Kaguta, because they had the same family friends. Patrick is inspired by his father, because he loves his family and others well. Patrick said he encourages him to learn how to fish instead of getting fish from others!
    • Jan 25, 2018 – Patrick recently read We Should All Be Feminists. Before he read this book he was confused about why people always talked about gender equality because everyone’s understanding of what it means can be different. He learned though that even though men and women may have different roles they have equal rights
    • Nov 11, 2017 – Patrick thanks God for his life and for the opportunity to study in school. He is looking forward to Christmas, and spending time with his family!
    • Oct 8, 2017 – Patrick spent his summer helping take care of his younger brothers. He also had the opportunities to buy books for a young child from DR Congo (Kinshasa), and to teach his parents about the importance of going to school, which were both memorable and important to him. Patrick is excited for his first year at University and is looking forward to working with the other students.

Patrick’S CIRCLE

BIO

In his village, Patrick experienced an overwhelming feeling of unity and love from his neighbors that shaped his future. Patrick’s home was also full of love and a spirit of cooperation. Although his family experiences financial struggles, on holidays from school, Patrick and his siblings find jobs to earn money to provide food and pay for school fees.

Patrick is passionate about protecting his country’s natural resources, so he decided to pursue a degree in Forest Resource Management so that he can make a difference. He is also looking forward to developing his knowledge and leadership skills through his university training.