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Viviane

PROGRESS

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

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NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF RWANDA

Career Law

Journalism

CAREER: Journalist

GRAD DATE: Aug 2020

JOURNEY

    • November 19, 2018 – Viviane wants to be known for being a good leader! This semester she is excited to work hard and hopes to get great grades!
    • July 7, 2018 – The most challenging thing Viviane faced during this last school year was time management. She said it was difficult for her to know what things to prioritize at what times, but through some of the These Numbers Have Faces leadership trainings she was able to learn how to better manage her time and arrange her schedule as needed. This summer, she is looking forward to spending time with her family and friends, and putting into practice all the things she has learned at school this last year!
    • May 12, 2018 – The two things Viviane values most are friendship and hard work, because both have helped her to achieve her goals!
    • March 25, 2018 – When Viviane was younger, she wanted to be a journalist so she could be a voice for the voiceless! In five years, she hopes to be an international leader and a well known journalist!
    • Feb 27, 2018 – Viviane said her nickname was Cadette, meaning the youngest and smallest in her family! The people who inspire Viviane are her mother and her Aunt Jackie. She said her mother inspires her because she is courageous, ambitious and a strong Christian, and her Aunt Jackie inspires her because of how she planned for her future when she was young!
    • Jan 25, 2018 – A book that Viviane read recently that she loved was No Place for a Lady by Vivian Voucher. The idea in the book that stood out to her the most was how in current society more girls are risk takers, ambitious and persistent and how this has lead to making their lives brighter!
    • Dec 18, 2017 – On Christmas Viviane’s family has meat that they share with their friends and neighbors. Viviane says the word she thinks her friends would describe her as is “hardworking” because she likes to always be working on something!
    • Oct 8, 2017 – Viviane’s summer was especially meaningful to her because she was able to work in a media house as a journalist for the first time, and she attended an East African Communication Association training! Viviane is happy to have people who believe in her and who are willing to invest in her journey; her goal is to study hard in class.

Viviane’S CIRCLE

  • K. McGuire – Stillwater, OK

BIO

Viviane grew up the youngest of eight children raised by their single mom. From a young age, she admired her mom’s hard-working spirit and tenacity in the face of hardship. She even began cultivating her own livestock and selling household items at the age of ten to contribute to the family’s financial needs. Thanks to a role model like her mom, Vivianne is determined to be a positive impact in her community, family, and country.

With a degree in Journalism and Communication, her goal is to give a voice to the voiceless and close the gap in a predominantly male workplace. She wants to share her knowledge and teach others about financial planning, job creation, and innovative problem solving. Viviane is already showing selfless leadership. She is excited to gain even more confidence alongside her degree!