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Arsene I



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Career Technology

Information Technology

CAREER: Engineer

GRAD DATE: Aug 2021


    • 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? Arsene said: “Yes, it is true my past has pain points, but I make sure they do not determine my future by not holding on to those past areas that are painful, but instead I focus on what my life has that can build my future, my family’s future, and my nation’s future. The pain of my past has one role, it’s an experience that always teaches a lesson that builds me and helps me to keep my eyes on what matters most instead of focusing on destructions.”
    • September 8, 2022 – Arsene shared the biggest changes in his life since the end of the COVID restrictions: “I have come to connect with many people and I have seen how important it is to spend time with people. The change is that I am connecting with people like never before :).”
    • September 13, 2021 – Arsene shared his favorite song and what it means to him: “My favorite song is “My Worth is Not in What I Own” by Darren Mulligan and Keith & Kristyn Getty: This song means a lot to me. I believe that my worth is not in anything more than the love of Christ. I was made a new creation. For me, it is the greatest treasure to have Jesus, and I am satisfied in Him alone. I live to give Him glory by serving people for Him.”
    • July 16, 2021 – Arsene shared what resilience means to him: “Resilience, for me, is the ability to withstand disasters or difficulties, looking forward for a right, impactful decision. It is letting go of inner fear and dependency that can stop a person or a group of people from doing what they need to do.”
    • March 1, 2021 – Arsene said his biggest lesson from 2020 was: “For most of 2020 I was at home closer to my family, spending time with childhood friends, waiting for daily updates about the pandemic, which doesn’t know any border, gender, or race which also stopped almost all human activities. I have learned that we have to be thankful and grateful for what we have, to not take any of it for granted for we are all created to take care of one another. For that I have renewed my vision focusing on taking care of others. I have learned a lot last year but that is the biggest one :)”
    • July 1, 2020 – We asked our students what makes them proud of their culture, and Arsene I said: “Our traditional dance “Amaraba” has its way of identifying and uniting all Rwandans at any gathering.”
    • March 30, 2020 – Arsene speaks Kinyarwanda and English.
    • March 30, 2020 – Arsene said his favorite drink is cappuccino.
    • September 1, 2019 – Arsene spent his Summer “seeking data” in preparation for his final year project.
    • May 18, 2019 – I learned a lot this last semester, but the main lesson is the power of hard work. As much as you can put more effort in something, the results get better than they would be.
    • February 9, 2019 – When asked to define servant leadership, how that applies to his life now, and his future career, Arsene said: “Servant leadership is based in serving more than being served. The best example is Jesus as he said in Matthew 20:25. I apply servant leadership where I am through serving others, giving important ideas, and being an examples to others.”
    • November 19, 2018 – Arsene mostly wants to be known as an evangelist! This semester he is looking forward to working hard and getting good grades!
    • July 7, 2018 – This last school year was Arsene’s first year at university, it was the beginning of a new life for him. One of the most challenging things for him was meeting new people but once he joined a church he was able to meet encouraging and positive friends! This summer, he is looking forward to taking time to rest, spending time with his family, and preparing for the next school year!
    • May 12, 2018 – Arsene values salvation and love, because his salvation gives him peace and because we are called to love others.
    • March 25, 2018 – When Arsene was younger, he wanted to be the President when he grew up! In five years, he hopes to have his own special online shopping website!
    • February 27, 2018 – Arsene said his pastor, Pastor Albert, always inspires him to be a better person!
    • January 25, 2018 – An impactful book that Arsene has recently read is Doing Work That Matters by Justin Zoradi. The part that stood out to him was how public speaking and giving speeches is “one of the most effective and efficient ways to share your message and convey leadership abilities.”
    • December 18, 2017 – On Christmas in Rwandan Arsene says that traditionally people go to church in the morning and then afterwards they spend time with family having fun and eating special foods. A word Arsene says his friends would use to describe him is “evangelist” because he is always sharing the word of God with others!
    • November 11, 2017 – Arsene is thankful to be a These Numbers Have Faces family member. He is excited to be able to visit his family during the Christmas season!
    • October 8, 2017- Arsene spent his summer reaching people with the gospel, and many people came to know Jesus! He says he is very excited to about being apart of the These Numbers Have Faces family and plans to use this opportunity to study and do his best in all of his classes.



Arsene was raised in his grandparents’ home after the death of his mother many years ago. His childhood was challenging, without access to electricity or clean water nearby, but his community was characterized by happiness and hope.  

Arsene is pursuing a degree in Information Technology with the hope of building his own business. Arsene dreams of being an inspiration to other young people, supporting himself and his family, and employing others.  

Arsene spends a lot of his free time at church, where he plays piano for the choir. He also participates in a group called Hearts of Charity where they provide food and clothing to those in need! 

Arsene’s character and emotional behavior have been changed since he joined These Numbers Have Faces. He now feels the ability to influence others using the knowledge and confidence he has gained from his Community Impact Projects. He is now pursuing to build his own system that will help him to impact people through his gift of evangelism.