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University of Rwanda

Career Medicine

Dental Surgery

CAREER: Dental Surgeon



    • April 16, 2024 – Our students shared what was most meaningful to them from our recent Leadership Development Workshop. Acqueline shared what was meaningful to her: “Being a leader who helps all to flourish while considering different backgrounds (“froms”) of every individual without discrimination of any kind.”
    • March 1, 2023 – In a recent Leadership Development Workshop, we explored the question, “How can you make sure the pain of your past doesn’t determine your future?” What stood out and meant the most to you in this workshop? Acqueline said: “I learned how Jabez (from the Bible, Chronicles) was underestimated and that he came to be stronger than his siblings. I believe that where you come from is not what determines one’s destiny, so I’ve got to work for the future that I am looking for.”
    • September 8, 2022 – Acqueline discusses the biggest change in her life since the end of the COVID restrictions: “The end of COVID restrictions allowed people to gather together again. Most of the activities that unite people, including school trainings, workshops, symposiums, professional meetings and many others, were hindered. Since the end of all these restrictions, I went back to school, and attended different meetings from which I learned a lot. Solving all problems online was a bit confusing and becoming a hindrance for most activities to be performed well. After COVID restrictions lifted, I met new people and learned a lot from them.”

Acqueline’S CIRCLE

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Acqueline is the last-born in a family of four children. She lost her father at the age of thirteen. She believes that everything happens for a reason which helps her to always be optimistic and stay strong, ready to fight for the best of her family, the community, and the world at large.  

She was born and raised in the Gakenke district of Rwanda’s Northern province. Like other people in her community, her family’s basic needs are supported through domestic animal farming and crop cultivation. She has two brothers and one sister. Despite their financial difficulties, with the exception of her sister, they were all able to complete secondary school with the aid of scholarships. 

Being the only one who was able to continue to the tertiary level in her family, Acqueline works hard so that she will help her whole family have a better future. She says that she won’t let the trust they put in her go in vain and she works so hard towards achieving her goals. By observing the gaps in Rwanda’s healthcare system, she aspired to become a doctor, particularly a dental surgeon, to contribute in filling these gaps.  She’s now studying for her Bachelor’s of Dental Surgery at the University of Rwanda. As an advocate who believes in the abilities of people and the power of education, Acqueline encourages youth to love education as it’s the key to success and advocates when necessary.  

Acqueline loves seeing people around her happy.  She enjoys telling stories and joking with people. She also engages in different extracurricular activities crucial to the community. In her free time, she listens to music and watches football games. Together as one and FC Barcelona are her favorites.