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Sheith

PROGRESS

OUR GOAL: A CIRCLE OF SUPPORTERS GIVING $350/MONTH OR $4200 FOR THE YEAR

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Rwanda

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF RWANDA

Career Law

Agricultural Economics

CAREER: Agricultural Entrepreneur

GRAD DATE: Nov 2020

JOURNEY

    • September 1, 2019 – Sheith started an internship in May working with refugees who graduated from high school to be able to continue their education. So that’s what he did this summer!
    • May 18, 2019 – I have learned different things from both monthly leadership training and classes. Though what I learned from classes were very important to me, there is something extra important I have learned from monthly leadership training, and I think it will be a lesson to hold onto. During the March training, we learned about servant leadership. The trainer said a quote that changed my perception about good leadership. He said that “If serving is below you, leadership is behind you.” Indeed, this quote woke me up and helped me to understand that a good leader should be a servant of his or her people.
    • February 9, 2019 – When asked to define servant leadership, how that applies to his life now, and his future career, Sheith said: “Personally, I define servant leadership as selfless leadership. This means that every servant leader should have spirit of serving his or her people. With support from These Numbers Have Faces, I practice servant leadership through my Community Impact project. Last year, I practiced servant leadership through training vulnerable students and serving them with all my efforts. To me, this is a continuous journey because I plan to keep working close with my community to contribute to its development throughout my life and career.”
    • November 19, 2018 – Sheith wants to be known as a man with integrity so that people feel free to tell him their problems and ask for his advice! This semester, he hopes to get an internship that will help him to apply the skills he has learned in his classes!
    • July 7, 2018 – This last school year was Sheith’s first at university, so it was challenging for him to adapt to a new schedule and school system. He was able to overcome this by talking to friends who have been in university before, from their experiences and advice Sheith was able to adjust and become familiar with his new school! This summer, he is planning on looking for internship opportunities so he is able to put into practice the things he has learned from his classes. He is also excited to be able to visit his family!
    • May 12, 2018 – Sheith values opportunity and people, because opportunities can be once in a lifetime and you can’t miss it! He values people because he wouldn’t be where he is now if it weren’t for the people in his life!
    • March 25, 2018 – When Sheith was younger, he hoped to be a businessman so he could employ people in his community who are in need of jobs! In five years, he sees himself as a university graduate and running his own business in his community where he can fulfill his dreams of employing those in need!
    • February 27, 2018 – Sheith says he is inspired to be a better person because of his community. He was raised in an area where there weren’t a lot of jobs and people didn’t attend school, but he had the opportunity to get an education and now is attending University! He knows this is a privilege and it motivates him to be the best he can be!
    • January 25, 2018 – Sheith said that he recently read Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. Sheith thought that all the different habits were very interesting!
    • December 18, 2017 – Sheith says that Christmas is celebrated by eating rice, meat and potatoes! The word Sheith thinks his friends would use to describe him is “honest” since he always tries to be honest!
    • November 11, 2017 – This Thanksgiving Sheith is thankful for being one of the students selected to begin working on CFA projects, and to be a These Numbers Have Faces scholar! Sheith says that he loves Christmas time because everyone is so joyful
    • October 8, 2017 – Over the summer Sheith was very proud to have had the opportunity to vote for the candidate he liked best for the President of Rwanda. Sheith is looking forward to starting school this October, to live in a new community with the These Numbers Have Faces family, and his goal is to improve his public speaking skills this year.

Sheith’S CIRCLE

BIO

Sheith is the oldest of nine children raised by his mom and dad in a small village in Rwanda. In his community, many children left school at a young age to help provide for their family’s immediate needs, but Sheith’s family encouraged him to stay in school, work hard, and focus on his future. Although he struggled to find even the most basic school supplies, he persevered and received high marks due to that perseverance!

Sheith knows a good leader must make good decisions; and good decisions require wisdom. With his degree, Sheith is ready to do what it takes to lead himself, his family, and his community to a better place, using the knowledge he receives in university.