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Rodrigue

PROGRESS

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

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Rwanda

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF RWANDA

Career Law

Law

CAREER: Lawyer

GRAD DATE: Aug 2020

JOURNEY

    • July 7, 2018 – Last school year Rodrigue had some challenging assignments, but he was able to work with his study groups, and although he had some late nights of studying, he was able to finish all of his assignments! This summer, he is looking forward to spending time with his family, and also hoping to look for an internship so that he can continue growing and learning in the field of Law!
    • May 12, 2018 – The two things Rodrigue values most are life and friends, because the greatest gift is having a healthy life and friends that are there for you to encourage and support you!
    • March 25, 2018 – When Rodrigue was younger, there were always a lot of soldiers in his community, so he thought that is what he would be when he grew up also. In five years, he sees himself as a private lawyer!
    • Feb 27, 2018 – Rodrigue’s nickname is Zidane, after the soccer player because he plays like him! He said the person who inspires him the most is Erica Thomas, an American motivational speaker who grew up on the streets in New York but was able to change his life and become someone who motivates others!
    • Jan 25, 2018 –  A book Rodrigue recently read was Gifted Hands by Ben Carson. What stood out the most to Rodrigue was how Carson’s mom continued to encourage him, telling him he can make it, even despite the many challenges he faced in his life!
    • Dec 18, 2017 – On Christmas, Rodrigue says he and his family dress in new clothes, and eat food that they don’t usually get to eat the rest of the year, such as meat and rice, they also spend time dancing traditional dances such as Amaraba. Rodrigue says the word his friends would describe him as is “social” because he loves spending time and having fun with his friends!
    • Nov 11, 2017 – Rodrigue is thankful for the gift of life, and for being selected to be a part of These Numbers Have Faces family. He loves Christmas because it is a time he gets to be together with his family!
    • Oct 8, 2017 – Rodrigue spent his summer visiting different court hearings to get a feel of what it looks like to be a lawyer, he also spent time getting further computer training. This made Rodrigue even more excited about his progress in a career in law, and feel ready for his second year at university.

Rodrigue’S CIRCLE

BIO

Rodrigue grew up in a small village that didn’t have electricity until 2013. With few of his friends able to afford school tuition, Rodrigue was lucky to have a family who valued the importance of education. For Rodrigue to attend university, his family sold a portion of their farmland, but even that wasn’t enough to afford him a second year.

Now as a These Numbers Have Faces scholar, Rodrigue can continue studying law! With his degree, he is excited to be part of the solution to the challenges faced by his community and country.