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Samuel

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 Medicine

General Nursing

CAREER: Nurse

GRAD DATE: Aug 2021

JOURNEY

    • July 7, 2018 – This last year was Samuel’s first at university, this proved to bring its own challenges. He said it took him a little while to get adjusted to life at university, and to find good friends, but by the end he was able to create friendships and learn how to prioritize his time so that he was able to stay on top of everything he needed to. This summer, he is looking forward to learning from and contributing to his community’s health development and improvement through his first clinical placement, as well as working on achieving some personal goals!
    • May 12, 2018 – Samuel values his life and other people, because without either he wouldn’t be where he is now.
    • March 25, 2018 – When Samuel was younger, he dreamt of being a doctor because the medical field was always interesting to him and he liked the idea of being able to help his friends and family who needed medical help. In five years, he hopes to be a competent man who is a servant leader in his community!
    • Jan 25, 2018 – Samuel said the book he read recently that he couldn’t put down until he finished was Doing Work That Matters by Justin Zoradi.
    • Dec 18, 2017 – On Christmas, Samuel says, Rwandans eat meals that have meat and dance a traditional dance called Umuhamirizo! A word Samuel thinks his friends would describe him as is “competitive” because he is always seeking for the best solutions to any problem.
    • Nov 11, 2017 – Prudence is thankful for the gift of life God has given him. He is looking forward to celebrating Christmas because he loves spending time with his family!
    • Oct 8, 2017 – Samuel spent his summer at home helping his parents, and the most memorable time for him was when he had an excellent performance in his high school national examination. He is excited about being a student at the University of Rwanda as well as being one of the These Numbers Have Faces scholars, and is looking forward to learning from both of them.

Samuel’S CIRCLE

  • J. & A. Chang – Marina Del Rey, CA

BIO

Early in life, Samuel’s family and neighbors saw talent and potential in him. Being part of a large family, it was not easy to meet everyone’s needs. But Samuel’s desire for long-term change encouraged him to persist through those obstacles.

Samuel noticed early there was a huge gap between those who needed dental care and the number of people qualified to deliver it. He is excited to join the small number of Dental Surgeons in Rwanda after completing his university degree. More than meeting dental needs, Samuel dreams of giving back to his family, rebuilding their homes, providing financial support, and helping his young siblings complete their education.