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CAREER: Accountant

GRAD DATE: Nov 2019


    • February 9, 2019 – When asked to define servant leadership, Roger said: “Servant leadership is a practice of serving people by putting their benefit before your own, helping and encouraging them.”
    • November 19, 2018 – Roger wants to be known for having a great impact on his community! As Roger starts his last year of university, he hopes to work especially hard and finish his studies with exceptional grades!
    • July 7, 2018 – During this last semester, one of Roger’s teachers left part way through their class, so they got a new teacher. Roger said he didn’t seem as experienced as the old one and it made it difficult for the students to learn. However, Roger put in a lot of hard work and was determined to pass the class, and he did! This summer, his university added summer classes. He will be staying on campus to take a few classes, as well as getting an academic internship. He is excited to be learning more, and getting new experiences in accounting!
    • May 12, 2018 – The two things Roger values are peace and people, because without people and peace nothing can be done successfully!
    • March 25, 2018 – When Roger was younger, he always dreamt of being rich when he grew up so that he could help provide for his family! In five years, he will have a degree in finance and be working towards fulfilling his dream to provide for his family!
    • Feb 27, 2018 – Roger said he is inspired by the president of Rwanda, Paul Kagame. He is someone who always tries to serve his community and that inspires Roger to do the same!
    • Dec 18, 2017 – On Christmas, Roger says that most people go to church, wear new clothes and eat special foods with friends and family! A word Roger thinks his friends would describe him as is “persistent” because he does not give up easily.
    • Nov 11, 2017 – Roger is thankful for another year at university, and being one step closer to accomplishing his dream of having a bachelor’s degree! He is looking forward to spending his Christmas holidays at home, and being with his family.
    • Oct 8, 2017 – Roger enjoyed his summer working around his house, but is so excited to be starting his third year at university!
    • March 27, 2017 – When asked about the 3 things he values most, Roger said his family, his community and his studies!
    • Feb 13, 2017 – Roger feels empowered when he is part of a community that cares about him. We’re grateful for the impact Roger has in making These Numbers Have Faces a positive community!
    • Jan 17, 2017 – Life isn’t without challenges. Last year Roger struggled with the changing schedules at University. Getting used to new rhythms, compared to high school, was hard, but now he feels he’s more flexible!
    • Dec 8, 2016 – As 2017 approaches, Roger is ready for the new year, with fresh goals. He wants to improve his grades in all his classes, and spend time focusing on friendships!
    • Nov 20, 2016 – When asked about what he’s thankful for, Roger said the opportunity to study, especially in an environment like These Numbers Have Faces where he feels a sense of family among his fellow scholars.
    • June 30, 2016 – Roger just finished his 1st year at University… at the top of his class! Roger’s hard work and persistence are an inspiring us all. What a role model!
    • April 20, 2016 – When Roger thinks of role model leaders, he pictures Rwandan President Paul Kagame. What he admires about Kagame is his commitment to integrity.
    • March 4, 2016 – When asked about his new goals for term, Roger said he wants to focus on correcting any mistakes he made last semester and continue to improve his scores at University!
    • Feb 1, 2016 – Roger recently read “Things Fall Apart” by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe! He said he especially enjoyed learning about Achebe’s life story and personal growth.
    • Jan 21, 2016 – Roger’s Community Impact Project is teaching drug awareness and prevention in Gihembe Refugee Camp. We’re so thankful Roger is volunteering his time to do such important work!
    • Dec 28, 2015 – For Roger’s Community Impact Project, he plans to organize students on campus to raise awareness about drug abuse and how to rise out of addiction. We are so thankful Roger is doing this important work!
    • Nov 8, 2015 – How many languages does Roger speak? 4! Kinyarwanda, Swahili, French and English!


  • R. & B. Davidson – Orem, UT


Roger was two years old when he and his family were forced to flee their home in DR Congo due to violence. As a refugee in Gihembe Refugee Camp in Rwanda, Roger’s refugee status made it difficult to find a true sense of home in the camp.

Watching his parents lose hope with no opportunities for employment, Roger believes he can restore his family’s hope and lift them out of poverty through a university degree. Now that he is studying Accounting, Roger’s vision is to teach his community about finance, create jobs for the unemployed, and support the rising economy in East Africa!