OUR GOAL: A CIRCLE OF SUPPORTERS GIVING $350/MONTH OR $4200 FOR THE YEAR
ADVENTIST UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL AFRICA
CAREER: Business Administrator
GRAD DATE: Nov 2019
- February 9, 2019 – When asked to define servant leadership, how that applies to his life now, and his future career, Steven said: “Servant leadership is doing the right thing for people without expecting any return or benefit. Just doing it for the good of the community. In my life now, I am implementing servant leadership. In my future career, it will be good as well because we’ve been trained and have practiced.”
- November 19, 2018 – Steven wants to be known for helping to further development in his community! This semester he is looking forward to his internship!
- July 7, 2018 – The biggest challenge Steven faced during this last school year was the conflict that happened in the Kiziba Refugee Camp. It was difficult for him to focus on school while his family was there during the crisis, he said that prayer was the best weapon to overcome the fear and challenges this brought. This summer, he is focusing on his last classes and finishing university strong!
- May 12, 2018 – The two things Steven values the most are integrity and helping others because they are things that help build your communities and lead to sustainable change.
- March 25, 2018 – When Steven was younger, he wanted to work in a bank because he thought the people who worked there always looked fancy and smart! In five years, he sees himself as a financial manager of a big company!
- Feb 27, 2018 – Steven’s biggest inspiration is Nelson Mandela, because he continued to fight for what he believed in even when things were hard!
- Jan 25, 2018 – The last book Steven read was, Steps to Christ by Ellen White. What stood out to him while he was reading was how sinners should approach Jesus as their savior not because he forgives sins but because he loves them despite their sin.
- Dec 18, 2017 – Steven says that traditionally in Rwanda most people go to church on Christmas day, women wear traditional outfits called Imishanana, and everyone dances a traditional dance called Ikinyemera; they also share a meal together which is special since it has meat in it! The word Steven believes his friends would use to describe him is “optimistic” because he is a very hopeful person!
- Nov 11, 2017 – Steven is thankful to be a These Numbers Have Faces’ scholar, and is thankful for all the donors who are impacting his community! He loves spending time with his family and friends during the Christmas holiday and hopes to be home.
- Oct 8, 2017 – This summer Steven spent his time putting to good use what he has learned by teaching economics to students at the Kiziba Camp, and he is looking forward to starting his third year of university!
- May 25, 2017 – Something Steven wishes more people knew about Rwanda is that today it’s a very peaceful country, healed by forgiveness after the 1994 Rwandan Genocide.
- March 27, 2017 – When asked about the 3 things he values most, Steven said forgiveness, helping vulnerable people and God!
- Dec 8, 2016 – In 2017 Steven is ready to work his hardest to achieve his highest marks yet. One of his goals is to also become a better communicator!
- Nov 20, 2016 – When asked about what he’s thankful for, Steven said he’s grateful for those who have supported him through his education, and his aunties at These Numbers Have Faces!
- June 30, 2016 – Steven just finished his 1st year of University! Over the summer holiday Steven is tutoring his younger siblings so they are better prepared for their studies next year. What a great brother!
- April 20, 2016 – When Steven thinks of role model leaders, he pictures Nelson Mandela. What Steven admires most was Mandela was his fervent hope and the way he encouraged others.
- March 4, 2016 – When asked about his new goals for term, Steven said he wants to practice more creative thinking and continue to improve his scores in University!
- Feb 1, 2016 – Steven recently read a book on the principles of accounting! With his vision to one day start his own business, Steven said this book filled him with insight and inspiration.
- Jan 21, 2016 – Steven’s Community Impact Project is volunteering with the UNHCR to help provide food and resources to those in Kiziba Refugee Camp. We’re so thankful Steven is an advocate for the people of his community!
- Dec 23, 2015 – What was Steven’s happiest moment of the semester? His first day of classes! Steven’s greatest hope was to one day go to university. We are so excited to watch him live out his dream!
- Nov 8, 2015 – How many languages does Steven speak? 4! Kinyarwanda, English, French and Swahili!
Steven was born in DR Congo, but due to violence, he and his family fled to Rwanda in 1996. However, the first refugee camp they arrived at was soon attacked. Steven’s three older brothers were killed in the massacre. The family fled to another camp, Kiziba, where they currently live. Adults in Kiziba Camp started their own schools to help educate their youth, but most have no hope of attending university. Steven wants to change that story. Pursuing higher education is his chance to live out his dream of becoming an accountant, as well as a leader in his community and eventually his country. Steven says his hope is to be a servant leader who ensures the youth of his community have access to higher education.
Steven was born in DR Congo, but due to violence, he and his family fled to Rwanda in 1996. However, the first refugee camp they arrived at was soon attacked. Steven’s three older brothers were killed in the massacre. The family fled to another camp, Kiziba, where they currently live.
Adults in Kiziba Camp started their own schools to help educate their youth, but most have no hope of attending university. Steven wants to change that story. Pursuing higher education is his chance to live out his dream of becoming an accountant, as well as a leader in his community and eventually his country. Steven says his hope is to be a servant leader who ensures the youth of his community have access to higher education.