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PROGRESS

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

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Rwanda

University of Rwanda

Career Technology

Civil Engineering

CAREER: Engineer

GRAD DATE: 2026

JOURNEY

    • April 16, 2024 – Our students shared what was most meaningful to them from our recent Leadership Development Workshop. Aime said: “The most meaningful things from this workshop conversation are three topics that touched my heart. The first is the question the facilitator asked us about why African people always want to be immigrants in America or Europe. On that topic I have something to say.  Some people have a mindset that when you live in those countries you will be rich, you will have a job that pays you much more compared to jobs in Africa. Also, some people want to be immigrants just because in their country there is always war, bad leaders, and lack of primary needs. Those people always want to go without thinking about the solution for their nation. The second topic is that experience the facilitator shared with us about living in China. I was excited just because I always want to visit other countries and explore different cultures and then compare it to my culture and values, which may help me to learn some leadership skills. Otherwise, how can you be a leader to people from different cultures, living in the same society and treating each other peacefully. People always think their society or their culture is the good one compared to other societies, but when you visit someplace different from your culture you are seeing how when people have shared positive thinking they can develop quickly. The third topic said that “who am I” due to different pasts, the answer is I am that person who grew up in the small village where the mostly men in our society (and young men) had been destroyed by alcohol, but God our father helped me to focus on my future and also blessed me by giving me a second family which help me to focus on my studies. That family is These Numbers Have Faces, also giving me a peaceful country to live in. Those key points that touched on my heart during this workshop – thank you so much and God bless you and your family.”
    • 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? Aime said: “The pain we faced in the past doesn’t determine our future. It’s good to focus on the future rather than the past.”
    • September 8, 2022 – Aime shared the biggest change in his life since the end of the COVID restrictions: “The biggest change in my life since the end of COVID restrictions is that I learned to always be ready for anything. I started to teach my family and friends about saving for the future because we never know if there will be another disaster.”

Aime’S CIRCLE

BIO

Aime was born in an Eastern province in Rwanda and is the youngest in a family of nine kids. Aime’s father died many years ago and his mother took an initiative to raise all the kids even though it was hard for her. This impacted Aime’s studies as it was difficult to pay for school fees. Aime grew up in a community where most people supported themselves through livestock farming or agriculture. When Aime would visit the old ones (grand pa’s and grand ma’s) he took the time to discuss with them about his country’s history and culture. This guided him in his life and made him helpful to his generation, teaching them Rwanda’s history and culture. 

Now, Aime is studying Civil Engineering at the University of Rwanda. Since he grew up in a rural community, this led him to dream of becoming someone who builds good houses (an Engineer) and gives jobs to his community members, in hopes of developing his rural community. Aime still has those dreams and wants to eventually train those who weren’t able to study so that they can still gain skills that will help them find a job.  

In his leisure time, Aime likes to watch and play basketball, pray, and listen to gospel music. His favorite drink is milk and he likes eating meat.