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University of Rwanda

Career Law


CAREER: Lawyer

GRAD DATE: Aug 2023


    • 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? Adeline said: “It’s not where you come from that will determine your destiny, instead the key is to change your mindset. You can’t go forward looking backward.”
    • September 8, 2022 – Adeline discussed the biggest change in her life since the end of the COVID restrictions: “I’m now able to move and do every activities freely, including school.”
    • September 13, 2021 – Adeline shared her favorite song and what it means to her: “My favorite song is called “There Was Jesus” by Demi Lee Moore and Riaan Benade: I like this song because it reminds me about the Lord’s grace, love, and protection in my life each new day. Again, the song is an alarm to my heart that, however difficult it might be, however tough it may get, Jesus is always on my side and is ready to save me.”
    • July 16, 2021 – Adeline shared what resilience means to her: “Resilience, to me, means the capacity to recover from the tough situations that a person can go through.”
    • March 1, 2021 – Adeline said her biggest lesson from 2020 was: “I have learned to adapt myself in every situation that comes my way because as we all know this year was not easy worldwide and it had taught me many lessons including that.”
    • December 1, 2020 – “I study Law at the University of Rwanda. My dream is to become a lawyer and bring justice to everyone who deserves it.”
    • July 1, 2020 – We asked our students what makes them proud of their culture, and Adeline said: “My favorite thing in our culture is that we are encouraged to learn and speak our own language. And in my daily life it is really taking another step in helping us to love who we are as Rwandan.”
    • March 30, 2020 – Adeline speaks Kinyarwanda and English.
    • March 30, 2020 – Adeline said her favorite drink is coffee.
    • September 1, 2019 – Adeline wanted to spend part of her Summer break learning to play the guitar!
    • May 18, 2019 – This semester, Adeline learned a lot about stress and time management. She sees how important it is not to panic or allow stress to override her thinking, but to stay calm and keep working.
    • February 9, 2019 – When asked to define servant leadership, how that applies to her life now, and her future career, Adeline said: “Servant leadership is serving or doing thing to other people beyond looking only at self-interest. Or giving a service without relying on your status but being humble and doing what should be done to make a given community a better place to live. I see myself implementing servant leadership in my future career where I will be giving justice to people and speaking to those humble ones that can’t speak for themselves but mostly in terms of providing justice.”
    • November 19, 2018 – Adeline wants to be known as the mother of the world! Not because she wants to have many kids, but she wants to impact street kids and make them feel important! She dreams of establishing an orphanage someday!

Adeline’S CIRCLE

  • J. Tavares – Arlington, VA


Adeline grew up in a community characterized by injustice. Domestic abuse, drug addiction, and theft were rampant. As a result, Adeline committed to herself that she would one day fight for social justice! Now, as she studies to become a lawyer in University her dream is coming true! Adeline is excited that University will help her to become a better problem solver, learn how to maintain justice, and speak on behalf of those who cannot. She also looks forward to the day where she can help improve her family’s standard of living. In her downtime, Adeline loves to sing and empower girls! She is the leader of several choirs and active in many societies aimed at educating and transforming young people.