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CAREER: Lawyer

GRAD DATE: Aug 2020


    • December 1, 2020 – I am studying Law at the University of Rwanda. My dream is to be a people’s advocate of their injustices!
    • July 1, 2020 – We asked our students what makes them proud of their culture, and Bernard said: “Our Rwandan dance Amaraba, first and foremost originates in Rwanda therefore serves as an identity of Rwandans. It makes Rwandan culture unique.”
    • March 30, 2020 – Bernard speaks Kinyarwanda, English, Luganda, and Lusoga.
    • March 30, 2020 – Bernard said his favorite drink is milk.
    • September 1, 2019 – Bernard spent his summer herding at his grandfather’s farm.
    • May 18, 2019 – Bernard said the thing that stood out to him from this semester was the TNHF monthly training about Saving.
    • February 9, 2019 – When asked to define servant leadership, how that applies to his life now, and his future career, Bernard said: “A servant leader is one who puts the interests of others as first priority, as long as that is beneficial to the whole society. As a future lawyer, I don’t see myself feeling extraordinary or proud, since this trait has been displayed by many lawyers and I don’t see that as displaying an attitude of servant leadership.”
    • November 19, 2018 – This semester Bernard is is excited to work hard and get great grades!
    • July 7, 2018 – This last year, the most challenging thing Bernard worked through was the distance from where he was living to school. He was able to fix this by finding a new place with his roommates that was closer to school before the semester began!  This summer, he is hoping to fill his time by getting a part time job!
    • May 12, 2018 – The thing Bernard values the most is leaving a positive legacy, he wants to be a great man with integrity that others can look up to!
    • March 25, 2018 – When Bernard was younger, he dreamt of being a pilot! In five years, Bernard sees himself as being a lawyer!
    • February 27, 2018 – Bernard said the person who inspires him the most is his aunt because she is the most hardworking and loving person he has ever met!
    • January 25, 2018 – An impactful book for Bernard is, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe. He said this book was one of his favorites in high school because it was about things that were actually happening at the time, which was very interesting to him.
    • December 18, 2017 – Bernard says on Christmas, people eat special foods like, Ishabwe, which is made of meat and rice. They also go to church and dance! A word Bernard says he thinks his friends would use to describe him is “welcoming” because he is always talking to people, even if he doesn’t know them.
    • October 8, 2017 – Bernard is so excited to be a part of the These Numbers Have Faces Family. He cannot wait to rent a home and live by himself where he will have the chance to practice responsibility. This year Bernard will be working to improve his public speaking and leadership skills.

Bernard’S CIRCLE


Bernard is a member of a 12 person family, living day-to-day as cattle farmers. Although it is a challenge to provide for so many, Bernard is thankful for his family and looks forward to the day that he can support them even more.  He discovered his passion for law and justice early as he watched his neighbors lose everything due to property rights battles, illegal banking practices, and unfair labor practices. As a lawyer, he wants to pursue an atmosphere of equality and understanding throughout Rwanda. Looking forward to starting an environment conserving project which is on paper currently.  Bernard loves giving back to his peers, volunteering to teach students public speaking and holding a leadership role at his current campus.