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Blandine

PROGRESS

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

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Rwanda

Vatel Rwanda

Career Business

International Hotel Management

CAREER: Entrepreneur

GRAD DATE: 2025

JOURNEY

    • April 16, 2024 – Our students shared what was most meaningful to them from our recent Leadership Development Workshop. Blandine said: “Among the many things we learned in the virtual workshop, leading with empathy was the most captivating because it is paramount in fostering a positive and productive work environment. By demonstrating empathy towards team members, leaders cultivate a sense of trust and understanding. Empathic leaders actively listen to the concerns and challenges of their team, providing support and assistance where needed. This approach not only boosts morale but also encourages open communication and collaboration. Employees feel valued and appreciated when their leaders show genuine care for their well-being, leading to increased motivation and loyalty. Furthermore, leading with sympathy can help in resolving conflicts effectively and building strong relationships within the team. Overall, a leadership style characterized by sympathy fosters a culture of empathy, understanding, and inclusivity, which is essential for driving success and creating a harmonious workplace environment.”
    • 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? Blandine said: “During this workshop, what stood out the most to me was that pain is among the things that make up life. Given the example of Jabez in the Bible who didn’t let his name define him but instead strived towards making his life better, which is what we all should do.”
    • September 8, 2022 – Blandine shared the biggest change in her life since the end of the COVID restrictions: “The biggest change in my life since the end of COVID restrictions is the removal of face masks. I am a people person and since the end of COVID restrictions, I have been able to hang out with my friends and family again. Another big change is that churches reopened and we are now able to go to church.”

Blandine’S CIRCLE

BIO

Blandine comes from a family of seven children and has two brothers and four sisters. Blandine lost her father when she was three months old. Blandine’s mother had to raise the children by herself which was a very hard task, but she’s such a strong woman and believer of God so she persisted. 

Growing up, Blandine was very intelligent which opened a lot of doors for her, including receiving a scholarship to primary school based on her school performance. She also received a scholarship to a good secondary school. This made Blandine believe that no matter what your family background is there’s always a way out, you just have to figure it out. 

Blandine is currently studying Business, Hotel Management and General Hospitality at Vatel Rwanda. Blandine dreams of being self-employed so she can provide job opportunities to other people. Blandine wants to improve hospitality in Rwanda so that everyone can receive services without corruption.  

Blandine’s hobbies include playing basketball, dancing, and singing.